Blue Cheek Goby (Valenciennea strigata)

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  • Blue Cheek Goby (Valenciennea strigata)

Blue Cheek Goby (Valenciennea strigata)

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Care Level: Moderate
TemperamentPeaceful
Color Form:Blue, Yellow,white
Diet:Carnivore
Reef CompatibleYes
Water Conditions72-78° F, dKH 8-12, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size:5"
Origin: Africa,sri lanka 
Family:Gobiidae
Minimum Tank Size:30 gallons

     

    Overview

    The Blue Cheek Goby, is known by many names including the Pennant Glider, Yellowheaded or Golden Head Sleeper, or Blueband, Bluestreak, or Yellowheaded Sleeper Goby. Its head is yellow-gold with a sapphire-blue stripe below the eyes, and the rest of the body is off-white.

    To be successfully cared for, it should be housed in a 30 gallon or larger aquarium with live sand as the substrate, and an attached populated refugium. A well-sealed canopy should be provided. It rarely will become aggressive towards other fish, but is territorial, and will fight with its own kind unless they are a mated pair.

    It feeds off the bottom as it sifts through the sand eating mouthfuls of substrate and the food that lives within the sand, keeping the substrate well oxygenated. The Sleeper Gold Head Goby feeds on a variety of live and frozen brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, live black worms, and prepared foods for carnivores, and should be fed frequently.

    Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1" to 2"; Medium: 2" to 3"; Large 3" to 5"

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    Care Level: Moderate
    TemperamentPeaceful
    Color Form:Blue, Yellow,white
    Diet:Carnivore
    Reef CompatibleYes
    Water Conditions72-78° F, dKH 8-12, sg 1.020-1.025
    Max. Size:5"
    Origin: Africa,sri lanka 
    Family:Gobiidae
    Minimum Tank Size:30 gallons

       

      Overview

      The Blue Cheek Goby, is known by many names including the Pennant Glider, Yellowheaded or Golden Head Sleeper, or Blueband, Bluestreak, or Yellowheaded Sleeper Goby. Its head is yellow-gold with a sapphire-blue stripe below the eyes, and the rest of the body is off-white.

      To be successfully cared for, it should be housed in a 30 gallon or larger aquarium with live sand as the substrate, and an attached populated refugium. A well-sealed canopy should be provided. It rarely will become aggressive towards other fish, but is territorial, and will fight with its own kind unless they are a mated pair.

      It feeds off the bottom as it sifts through the sand eating mouthfuls of substrate and the food that lives within the sand, keeping the substrate well oxygenated. The Sleeper Gold Head Goby feeds on a variety of live and frozen brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, live black worms, and prepared foods for carnivores, and should be fed frequently.

      Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1" to 2"; Medium: 2" to 3"; Large 3" to 5"