The Orange Spot Sleeper Goby, scientifically known as Valenciennea puellaris, is a captivating and unique saltwater fish species that brings both beauty and functionality to marine aquariums. With its striking coloration and fascinating behaviors, the Orange Spot Sleeper Goby is a sought-after addition for aquarists.
The Orange Spot Sleeper Goby showcases a slender body with a pale base color adorned with vibrant orange spots. These spots are scattered across their body, creating a visually stunning and eye-catching display. They can grow up to 5 inches in length, making them suitable for medium-sized marine aquariums.
One of the unique traits of the Orange Spot Sleeper Goby is its burrowing behavior. They are known to excavate and create intricate tunnels in the sandy substrate, which serves as their refuge and hunting ground. This behavior not only adds visual interest to the tank but also aids in maintaining the health of the substrate by preventing compaction.
In terms of temperament, the Orange Spot Sleeper Goby is generally peaceful and can be kept in community aquariums with other compatible species. They thrive in a well-established aquarium with live rock structures, which provide them with hiding spots and opportunities to graze on microorganisms and algae.
Feeding the Orange Spot Sleeper Goby is relatively easy as they are omnivorous. They will readily accept a varied diet consisting of high-quality marine pellets, frozen foods like mysis shrimp or brine shrimp, and occasional live foods. It is also beneficial to provide them with an area of the tank where they can sift through the sand for small invertebrates and detritus.
- Temperature: 72-78°F
- pH: 8.1-8.4
- Salinity: 1.020-1.025
- Ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate levels should be closely monitored and kept at low levels.
Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Within store hours, our team of experts are always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide personalized guidance on care.