Tiger Watchman Goby (Valenciennea wardii) Care
The Tiger Watchman Goby, Valenciennea wardii, is also known as the Ward’s Sleeper Goby and the Tiger Sleeper Goby. These fish come from the Indo-Pacific region. The body has is tans with multiple brown vertical bars, a black spot trimmed in white on the dorsal fin, and a curved blue bar below the eyes.
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.
Tiger Watchman 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”