Blue-spot Sleeper Goby
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Scientific Name: Valenciennea sexguttata
Origin: Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Maldives
- Care Level: Easy
- Temperament: Peaceful
- Lifespan: 3-5 years, likely longer
- Reef Compatible: Yes
- Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
- Maximum Size: 5.5"
- Diet: Carnivore
- Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
The Blue-spot Sleeper Goby is sometimes also commonly known as the Six-spot Sleeper Goby due to the total of six bright blue dots located underneath it's eyes. It has a completely white body and some display a black spot on the dorsal fin.
As a bottom dweller, it requires live sand for it's substrate deep enough that it can create burrows in it. Active during the day, it will spend most of it's time resting on the sand or sifting through it looking for a meal. It should be offered mysis and brine shrimp both live and frozen, and other meaty foods. They are not aggressive towards other fish and will not damage a reef, but may be territorial towards their own kind except if they are in a mated pair.