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Longfin Sleeper Goby
Valenciennea sp.
Longfin Sleeper Goby
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Size: 2-3 inches
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Docile
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Mysid
Origin: Indian Ocean
Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
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The Longfin Sleeper Goby is a tremendous sand sifter, and is a very active as well. It is a peaceful fish, and it is great for aerating and maintaining the sand bed through sifting the sand and gravel in search of food. A tank must incorporate many live rockworks, where it loves to build small borrows under the same. The Longfin Sleeper Goby mainly burrows in sand for safety, and therefore a thick sand bed is required to be added in your tank. It looks amazing how they take mouthfuls of sand and then spits them out all on the sand bed. Due to this action, you might see your stones and gravels lying at every corner of the tank. The Longfin Sleeper Goby is very good at jumping; therefore it is advised to keep them in a covered tank. More often it pairs up with shrimps to secure their burrow. The Longfin Sleeper Goby fish can be well adapted in any aquarium and even can be seen spawning in some reef tanks. It should be fed with a variety of foods, including fresh and frozen Mysis shrimp, enriched brine shrimp, and should be fed at least twice a day. It makes a tremendous addition to any tank and it loves to perch on rocks.
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The Longfin Sleeper Goby is a tremendous sand sifter. These fish lay or hover on the bottom and use their large mouths to sift sand. They like to build small borrows under rockwork.Gobies compose one of the largest family of fish in the ocean. These small fish live around reefs or on sandy flats. Many of the Gobies are known for their burrowing behavior. These fish use burrows in the sand for safety. Some of the Goby species are known to share their burrows with Pistol Shrimp; behavior that can be duplicated in the home aquarium. Most Gobies have cupped ventral fins that nearly join just below their gill plates that serve as perching mechanisms so the Goby can always be on the lookout in a resting position. The Goby is a tremendous addition to the home aquarium.Photo by member, Tizzo.
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