Diamond Goby (Valenciennea puellaris)
Family: Gobiidae (Gobies)
Natural Range: Indian and Pacific Oceans
Depth: 6 to 98 ft. Size: 7.5 in. Jumps: Yes Space: 50+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Small invertebrates, detritus
Natural History: Diamond Gobies prefer sandy substrates and are often found in pairs in burrows and recesses in clear lagoons and seaward reefs. A burrow is generally occupied by a monogamous pair. It feeds in the sand on invertebrates by sifting for food.
Husbandry: Rock and sand must be provided for the Diamond Goby in captivity. It will sift though the sand to find small crustaceans for food. It will burrow beneath the rock an inch or two to make a refuge.
AKA: Pretty Prawn Goby, Maiden Goby
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