Pacific Fat Sleeper Goby (Dormitator latifrons)

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Pacific Fat Sleeper Goby

Dormitator latifrons

246 Litres (65 US G.)

39-41 cm (15.4-16.1")


1 - 1.015


7.5 - 9.5

25 -33 °C (77-91.4°F)

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

6-12 years



Additional names

Pacific Fat Sleeper Goby

Additional scientific names

Dormitator latifrons mexicanus, Eleotris latifrons, Hemieleotris carmenensis


Eastern Pacific: Palos Verdes in southern California, USA to Peru.


This fish is difficult to sex visually.

Tank compatibility[edit]

A bottom dweller and a carnivorous predator. Do not keep with fish smaller than this fish's mouth!


Carnivorous, preferring live food. Feed food such as krill, brine shrimp, bloodworm or small pieces of fish.

Feeding regime[edit]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit]

Prefers a sandy substrate with plenty of rocks and caves. Will dig in the substrate and kick up a lot of dirt, so good filtration is a must.


A bottom feeder, will root through the substrate looking for food, in the wild it sifts muddy estuaries for plankton. Will also eat any fish that comes close enough and fits in it's mouth.


Body is dark green/brown with numerous small white/cream spots. The body is compressed and the head is flat, it has spines on many of it's dorsal and anal fins.


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