Gold Head Sleeper Goby (Valenciennea strigata)
Family: Gobiidae (Gobies)
Natural Range: Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic Oceans
Depth: 3 to 82 ft. Size: 7 in. Jumps: Yes Space: 50+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Benthic invertebrates, fishes, fish eggs
Natural History: The Gold Head Sleeper Goby is found on seaward reef slopes on hard and soft bottoms. It is usually found in monogamous pairs, which both occupy the same burrow. It feeds by sifting mouthfuls of sand.
Husbandry: The Gold Head Sleeper Goby is reported to be very disease resistant. It is also a peaceful fish that will likely only be aggressive with other sleeper gobies.
AKA: Pennant Glider, Blueband Goby, Golden Head Sleeper Goby
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