Fat Sleeper Goby - Dormitator maculatus
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Item # 196105 / Manufacturer Part # F90 0022 0395
The Fat Sleeper Goby is a known by many common names including Jade Sleeper Goby and Striped Sleeper. It is silvery-gray in color and has iridescent horizontal lines on its face and flanks. These lines shine with green, blue, and gold. This is a large fish that is found in coastal freshwater, estuarine, brackish, and marine environments. In captivity, they are best kept in brackish water. Juveniles will accept meaty and vegetable foods, and can be fed frozen diets, flakes, and pellets. As they mature, they will graduate from small foods to larger prey items. Larger gobies can be fed frozen fish and other meaty foods.
Fat Sleeper Gobies are large fish that become territorial and aggressive as they mature. They can reach over 2 feet in length and will consume anything that they can swallow. For this reason, they are best kept with larger brackish species that can withstand some aggressive behavior, or by themselves.
Sleepers should be kept in a tank that has plenty of substrate to satisfy their frequent urge to dig. Large rocks can be arranged to form shelters and caves. They are relatively hardy as long as good water quality is maintained.
|Common Name||Fat Sleeper Goby|
|Scientific Name||Dormitator maculatus|
|Origin||North, South and Central America|
|Specific Gravity Range||1.000-1.015|
|Max Size (in inches)||27|
|Min Tank Size (in gallons)||150|