Blueband Goby

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Blueband Goby

This species is known as Blueband Goby and the correct latin name is Valenciennea strigata. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Goby family. (e) Origin of this fish is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful species.

Blueband Goby can grow up to 18 cm what is approximately 7 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 2160cm2 of water surface which is approximately 334 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums that are medium. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is easy to keep the Blueband Goby fish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

A carnivore; Feed them twice a day bloodworms, shrimps or other meat based food. Close the tank properly, otherwise they can jump from it easily.

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