Sleeper Banded Goby
The Sleeper Banded Goby, also known as the Brownbarred Goby and Bullet Goby, was initially discovered in the Indo-Pacific Ocean by Valenciennes in 1837. It has a greenish-yellow head with blue and orange dots and dashes, while the rest of the body is yellow with brown bands. To keep this fish healthy, it should be housed in a 30-gallon or larger aquarium with a substrate of loose coral rubble and a tight-fitting lid to prevent it from jumping out of the tank. It is generally non-aggressive towards other fish, but can be territorial and fight with its own kind unless they are a mated pair. The Sleeper Banded Goby feeds on a variety of tiny crustaceans found in the substrate, as well as filamentous algae. In the home aquarium, it should be offered a diverse diet consisting of vitamin-enriched brine shrimp (live or frozen), mysis shrimp, prepared foods for herbivores, and nori strips if the aquarium lacks macro algae growth. The fish should be fed three times per day, depending on the amount of natural live food found within the aquarium.