Ladder Glider Gobies - Sleeper Blue Dot Goby - Valenciennea sexguttata - Sixspot Sleeper Goby
Ladder Glider Gobies - Sleeper Blue Dot Goby The Ladder Glider Goby, also known as the Sixspot Sleeper Goby, Ladder Goby, or Sleeper Blue Dot Goby, has a white body with bright blue spots under the eyes and mouth. In order to successfully care for he Ladder Glider Goby fish, it should be housed in a 50 gallon or larger aquarium with live sand as the substrate, and an attached populated refugium. It rarely will become aggressive towards other fish, but is territorial, and will fight with its own kind unless they are a mated pair. The Ladder Glider Goby is suitable for a reef aquarium but may eat small, delicate shrimps. It requires a tank with a live sand and coral rubble substrate for burrowing. It should be housed with other peaceful fish and can be kept as a single specimen or as a mated pair. The Ladder Glider Goby is considered reef safe and is also a nice addition to communities of peaceful fish. They have been known to jump from their aquariums, so it is a good idea to keep a lid on their enclosures. When provided with a thick layer of substrate, the Ladder Glider Goby will often burrow. This natural behavior should be encouraged with the use of loose substrates that are neither too fine, too heavy or sharp-edged. The Ladder Glider Goby should be housed in aquariums with a sandbed of at least two inches in depth and not housed with aggressive fishes such as groupers, dottybacks, triggerfishes or aggressive angelfishes. Usually, the Ladder Glider Goby starve to death in closed systems unless there are few competitors for their food supply or they may simply jump out of the aquarium. Even though they mate for life in the wild, pairs can form in the closed system. The Ladder Glider Goby should be maintained in pairs if at all possible. The Ladder Glider is a low maintenance fish. Habitat:
The Ladder Glider Gobies are found in Indo-Pacific Ocean in Red Sea, Persian Gulf, and East Africa to Somoa, north to Ryukyu Islands and south the Queensland Australia. Size:
The Ladder Glider Goby grows up to 6 inches. These fish generally will come to you at 2 to 3 inches. Tank Conditions:
The Ladder Glider Goby require a temperature range of 72 - 82ÁF (22 - 28ÁC). They are a sand sifter, picking up large mouthfuls of sand and expelling it through the gill covers, sifting out anything edible. They also take a wide variety of frozen or flake food. Small sinking enriched shrimp meal pellets are an excellent way of keeping them well fed. Some Ladder Glider Gobies seem to waste away no matter how well fed, which could be a sign of intestinal worms. These fishes are burrow dwellers, and will normally seek protection under low overhanging rocks or actually burrow underneath rock to form a secure home. Feeding and Diet:
The Ladder Glider Goby diet should consist of a variety of meaty foods, including mysid shrimp, vitamin-enriched live brine shrimp, live blackworms and frozen carnivore preparations. The Ladder Glider Goby feeds off the bottom as it sifts through the sand eating mouthfuls of substrate and the food that lives within the sand. The diet should include a variety of live and frozen brine shrimp, mysid shrimp, live black worms, and prepared foods for carnivores, and it should be fed frequently.