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Wide-barred Sleeper Goby - Valenciennea wardii - Medium

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The Wide-barred Sleeper Goby (Valenciennea wardii, also known as the Tiger Sleeper Goby) is off-white with wide, brown bands, and a black spot on the dorsal. A blue streak decorates each cheek.

This fish is best known as part of the group of gobies known as sandsifter or sleeper gobies. They take mouthfuls of the substrate and sift it out through their gills, searching for food. This can help keep the substrate aerated, and may help prevent the build-up of organic debris that leads to high nitrate levels, algae, and cyanobacteria ("Red Slime Algae"). They should be kept in a tank with fine, soft substrate that will not damage their gills as they sift.

They will eat a variety of frozen foods and possibly flake and pellet. Gobies prefer a tank with plenty of rocky hiding places. They get along with most tankmates, but can be aggressive toward other gobies. When startled or threatened, they have been known to jump out of uncovered aquariums. Always keep the tank covered and provide plenty of hiding places for this fish to retreat to.

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Specifications
MPN
0715-goby
Manufacturer
That Fish Place
Common NameWide-barred Sleeper Goby - Md
Scientific NameValenciennea wardii
OriginIndo-Pacific
Specific Gravity Range1.020-1.024
Reef SafeYes
Invert SafeYes
Max Size (in inches)5.5
Community SafeYes
pH Range8.0-8.4
DietCarnivore
Min Tank Size (in gallons)55
Temperature Range75-82
DifficultyModerate
Internal Id
86567

State Restrictions
Alaska
Armed Forces Americas
Armed Forces Europe
Armed Forces Pacific
California
Hawaii
Puerto Rico

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