Golden-headed Sleeper Goby

Golden-headed Sleeper Goby

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Scientific Name: Valenciennea strigata

Family: Gobiidae

Origin: Africa, Fiji, Indonesia, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka


Quick Facts

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Life-span: 3-5 years or longer
  • Reef Compatible: Yes
  • Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
  • Maximum Size: 6"
  • Diet: Carnivore
  • Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons



The Golden-headed Sleeper Goby is an off white fish with a bright yellow head that features striking blue stripes below it's eyes. It should be kept on live sand, which it will burrow in and sift through to find food. It will eat live and frozen mysis and brine shrimp, black worms and other carnivore food, and should be fed frequently. 

They are not aggressive towards other fish but are territorial of their burrows and will fight with their own kind, unless they are a mated pair.