Sixspot sleeper goby

Species information for the Sixspot sleeper goby, in the Gobies category.

  1. FAMILY - Godidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Valenclennea Sexguttata

    COMMON NAME - Sixspot Sleeper Goby

    SIZE - 5.5" (14 cm)

    RANGE - Indo West Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 55 US Gal. (208 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Difficult to feed, varied diet of meaty foods, small crustaceans, vitamin enriched live and frozen brine shrimp, mysid shrimp, live black worms, prepared marine fare for carnivores.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Will eat bristleworms, desirable infaunal invertebrates in live sand.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Will stir substrate in reef systems, usually do not get enough to eat and starve to death. Keep in a tank with live sand and a well established refugium, feed well, deworming may help, will show aggression towards other sleeper gobies, keep only one or a male female pair.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 7, 2014
    jhnrb, Mar 13, 2009