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Sleeper Blue Dot Goby
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Sleeper Blue Dot Goby (Valenciennea sexguttata)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Blue, White
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4
Max. Size 5½"
Origin Indonesia, Maldives
Family Gobiidae
Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
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The Sleeper Blue Dot Goby, also known as the Ladder Glider, Ladder Goby, or Sixspot Sleeper Goby, has a white body with bright blue spots under the eyes and mouth.

In order to successfully care for this fish, it should be housed in a 30 gallon or larger aquarium with live sand as the substrate, and an attached populated refugium. It rarely will become aggressive towards other fish, but is territorial, and will fight with its own kind unless they are a mated pair.

The Sleeper Blue Dot Goby feeds off the bottom as it sifts through the sand eating mouthfuls of substrate and the food that lives within the sand. The diet should include a variety of live and frozen brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, live black worms, and prepared foods for carnivores, and it should be fed frequently.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1" to 1-1/2"; Medium: 1-1/2" to 2-1/2"; Large: 2-1/2" to 4"

Customer Testimonials

Justin T Seminole , FL
If you want to get rid of brown algae on the bottom of your tank, then this is the goby for you. I have had many gobies but none of them compare to this one.
Rob P Roseville , CA
I got this guy to sift the sand in the tank. And let me tell you this guy does the best job out of any sand sifting goby I have ever had.
Brian P Roseburg , OR
For months I could not get rid of my algae problem in my sand. Even my sand sifting sea star was not enough, but this little guy does wonders in keeping the sand perfectly white! He is very fun to watch as he loves to dig homes under almost every rock in the tank!
Jennifer J TX
We love this guy. We had a brown algae problem with our sand. He has been in our tank for a week now. A 90 gal at that, our problem has reduced by half. If not more, great sand shifter.
L Garcia Olathe , CO
I got a pair of these gobies and love them!!! They are always together. I tend to see the male out more often while the female tends to hide behind the rocks. I highly suggest that you get a pair if you can.
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