The Diamond Goby, Valenciennea puellaris, also known as the Pretty Prawn, Orange-Spotted Diamond Goby or the Orange-Spotted Sleeper Goby, features small brilliant orange diamond shapes across is fluorescent white body. They are one of the most beautiful species of goby for the home aquarium. Reaching a max size of 6", one should be kept in a tank no smaller than 30 gallons. A larger tank is needed if keeping a mated pair.
The Diamond Goby is constantly sifting through the sand to help keep it aerated, therefore a tank with a deep sandy substrate is recommended. They are also known for jumping, so a tightly fitting lid is necessary for the tank these gobies are kept in. They are peaceful and can be kept with other peaceful and reef safe fish. Though they can be territorial with other burrowing gobies, so they are best kept individually, or as a mated pair.
The Diamond Goby is hardy, easy to care for, and disease resistant. They will eat a carnivorous diet including both mysis and brine shrimp, as well as sift through the sand and scavenge. They will thrive in a temperature range of 72-78°F and a pH of 8.1-8.4.
Didn't see it the first couple of days but then I noticed some piles of sand and knew that it had found a home. Gets along well and is doing fine.
I ordered this fish to help keep my sand bed clean. He does an amazing job, my sand is spotless. I was a bit concerned while researching this fish and some people said it spews sand all over your corals.Mine swims around all day gulping up sand and letting it gently fall out it's gills. He doesn't make a mess at all as he stays real close to the bottom of the tank.
I am Very Pleased with the time it took and the quality of this fish received. The Diamond Goby is doing well after 11 days. Fish was very healthy! Love these fish!