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  • Goby, Sleeper Orange Square

Goby, Sleeper Orange Square

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Product Description

Product Description

The Orange-striped Goby (Amblygobius decussatus) has a white body with two short horizontal orange stripes through the head. The body may have a crosshatch-like pattern as well. This fish is also known as the Orange Square Goby or Decussatus Goby. This fish is best known as part of the group of gobies known as sandsifter or sleeper gobies. They take mouthfuls of the substrate and sift it out through their gills, searching for food. This can help keep the substrate aerated, and may help prevent the build-up of organic debris that leads to high nitrate levels, algae, and cyanobacteria ("Red Slime Algae"). They should be kept in a tank with fine, soft substrate that will not damage their gills as they sift. They will eat a variety of frozen foods and possibly flake and pellet. Gobies prefer a tank with plenty of rocky hiding places. They get along with most tankmates, but can be aggressive toward other gobies. When startled or threatened, they have been known to jump out of uncovered aquariums. Always keep the tank covered and provide plenty of hiding places for this fish to retreat to.

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Minimum Tank Size

30 gallons

Care Level

Intermediate

Temperament

Peaceful

Water Conditions

72 - 82F (22 - 27C), 1.020 - 1.026, 8.0 - 8.5

Max Size

7 inches (17 cm)