Gold Headed Sleeper Goby (Valenciennea strigata) Care
The Gold Headed Sleeper Goby, Valenciennea strigata, is also known as the Blueband Goby, the Yellowheaded Sleeper Goby, and the Sleeper Gold Head Goby. These fish come from the Indo-Pacific region. They have a white body with a yellow head with vibrant neon blue lines.
These gobies are carnivores and require a diet rich in meaty foods, such as mysis and brine shrimp and other types of fresh or frozen chopped seafood. They are sand sifters and will find extra food in the sand.
Gold Headed Sleeper Gobies require an aquarium of 30 gallons or larger with plenty of live rock for hiding and a deep sand bed. They are known to jump and will leap out of tanks without a lid. They are peaceful fish and should not be kept with aggressive fish.
They are reef safe and will not bother corals, fish, but will eat tiny invertebrates.
Approximate Purchase Size
Small: 1½” to 2”
Small-Medium: 2” to 2½”
Medium: 2½” to 3¼”
Medium-Large: 3¼” to 4”
Large: 4” to 4½”
Extra Large: 4½” to 5½”