Sixspot Goby

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Sixspot Goby

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

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful fish.

Sixspot Goby can grow up to 14 cm what is approximately 5 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 1680cm2 of water surface which is approximately 260 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 Sixspot 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 pH level should be stable, varying between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for marine fish.

A carnivore species; They eat worms, shrimps, and flakes as well. The aquarium should be top-closed because they like to jump.

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