Mural Striped Sleeper Goby (Valenciennea longipinnis)
Family: Gobiidae (Gobies)
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific Region, Pacific Ocean
Depth: 7 to 98 ft. Size: 7 in. Jumps: Yes Space: 50+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Benthic and sand-dwelling invertebrates (amphipods, copepods, ostracods, roundworms, etc.)
Natural History: The Mural Striped Sleeper Goby is normally found in pairs on sand flats with rocky rubble scattered about. It sifts mouthfuls of sand and feeds on the invertebrates it finds there. It is reported to be monagamous. Pairs are observed to dig burrows beneath rubble.
Husbandry: The Sleeper Railway Glider Goby is a hardy aquarium species. It sifts sand for benthic crustaceans so live rock and sand will help produce the foods it prefers.
Reproduction: This species has been reported to breed in captivity.
AKA: Long-finned Goby
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