Orange Diamond Goby (Valenciennea puellaris)

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Orange Diamond Goby

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Orange Diamond Goby

Valenciennea puellaris

189 Litres (50 US G.)

12.7-15.2cm (5-6 ")

pH

8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-15 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Live Foods

5-8 years

Family

Gobiidae



Additional names

Orange Diamond Goby, Watchman Diamond Goby, Maiden Goby, Orangespotted Sleeper Goby, Pretty Prawn Goby, Orange-Dashed Goby, Orange Spotted Diamond Goby, Diamond Watchman Goby, Orange Spotted Prawn Goby

Additional scientific names

Valencienna puellaris


Sexing[edit | edit source]

Difficult to visually sex.


Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A peaceful timid Goby that should not be kept with aggressive fish. Although generally peaceful towards tankmates it can be territorial towards its own kind and other similar Gobies. Can be kept in pairs if they are a proven mated male/female pair.


Diet[edit | edit source]

This fish will constantly sift through the substrate for food, it should be supplemented with live/frozen brine shrimp, mysis shrimp and suitable prepared food designed for saltwater carnivores.


Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed at least twice a day, be sure not to underfeed this fish.


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Must be provided with a live sand substrate and plenty of caves to hide in. Be sure any live rock is secure as this fish will dig through substrate and can cause collapse if rock is not secure. Be sure the tank has a secure lid as these fish can jump.


Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A timid fish that will dart away and hide if startled. It will also burrow and sift through the substrate, this keeps the substrate will oxygenated and generally free from pests like algae.


Identification[edit | edit source]

An attractive little Goby which is typical Goby in shape with a long body and large head and mouth with the eyes positioned on top of the head. It is white in base colour with orange spots down the body and into the fins.

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