Maiden Goby

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Maiden Goby

This species is known as Maiden Goby and the correct latin name is Valenciennea puellaris. 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 fish.

Maiden Goby can grow up to 20 cm what is approximately 7 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 2400cm2 of water surface which is approximately 372 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums that are large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is easy to keep the Maiden 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 a couple of times a day (2x-3x) Mysid Shrimps and other meat based foods. Make sure that the tank is covered since they like to jump.

Maiden Goby picture no. 1

Maiden Goby picture no. 2
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