XLG sleeper Goby 8-10 inches
Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Phillipines, Brunei Darussalam.
Occurs in various biotopes, including rivers, ponds, swamps and flooded forests. It generally prefers areas of little or no water movement. Mainly found in freshwater but is also found in brackish environments.
Maximum Standard Length
26″ (65cm), usually smaller in aquaria.
Aquarium SizeTOP ↑
A sedentary species, so a tank measuring 60″ x 24″ x 24″ (150cm X 60cm X 60cm) – 565 litres ought to be enough for all but the very largest specimens. Young fish can obviously be grown on in smaller tanks.
The fish like to dig, and sometimes partially bury themselves, so a soft substrate of sand, several inches in depth is recommended. Provide hiding places using large chunks of bogwood, lengths of plastic piping, or clay flowerpots. Dim lighting is also preferable, as this is essentially a nocturnal species.
Temperature: 72-82°F (22-28°C)
Although strictly carnivorous in nature, many captive specimens can be trained to take dried pellets. It should definitely be offered a meat-based diet, however. Young fish will accept bloodworm, small earthworms etc., while larger fish will take whole prawns, large earthworms, lancefish and other similar foods. Take care not to overfeed as these fish are very greedy indeed.