Orange Spot Goby

Orange Spot Goby

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Valenciennea puellaris

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individual specimen

Care Level: Easy

Temperament: Peaceful

Color Form: Orange,
White

Diet: Carnivore

Reef Compatible: Yes

Water Conditions: 72-78?
F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025

Max. Size6"

Origin: Fiji, Indonesia,
Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vanuatu

Family: Gobiidae

Minimum Tank Size: 30
gallons

 

The Diamond Watchman Goby is also commonly referred to as
the Pretty Prawn, Maiden, Orange Spotted Diamond, Orange-dashed, or
Orangespotted Sleeper Goby. It was first discovered in the Indo-Pacific Ocean in
1956 by Tomiyama. The head and body are white with orange spots. It is a very
timid fish that makes a great addition to the reef tank because of its
longevity.

It should be housed in a 30 gallon or larger aquarium
with live sand as the substrate, and an attached populated refugium. The
Diamond Watchman Goby uses shallow burrows in the substrate as refuge, keeping
the substrate well oxygenated. It rarely becomes aggressive towards other fish,
but is territorial, and will fight with its own kind unless they are a mated
pair.

 

The Diamond Watchman Goby feeds off the bottom as it
sifts through the sand. Its diet should include a variety of live and frozen
brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, live black worms, and prepared foods for
carnivores. It should be fed frequently.