Golden-Headed Sleeper Goby

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Description of the Golden-Headed Sleeper Goby

The Golden-Headed Sleeper Goby is also known as the Blueband Goby and Pennant Glider. The are an amusing peaceful little fish and spend their time sifting through the sand at the bottom of the tank in order to feed on small worms, algae and crustaceans which they sift through their gill covers.

Popular Name: Golden-Headed Sleeper Goby
Species: Valenciennea strigata

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Golden-Headed Sleeper Goby

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Profile of the Golden-Headed Sleeper Goby
This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Golden-Headed Sleeper Goby species.

  • Size: Up to 18cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 8.1 to 8.4

  • Diet / Feeding: Small Worms, Crustaceans and Algae. Frozen, Dried or Flaked Food

  • Temperament: Peaceful, good community fish

  • Behaviour: Live in pairs and not aggressive to other fish

  • Range: Indo-Pacific

Scientific Classification of the Golden-Headed Sleeper Goby
Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Valenciennea strigata

  • Popular Name: Golden-headed Sleeper Goby - Blueband Goby - Pennant Glider

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Gobiidae

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Golden-Headed Sleeper Goby?
The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!


Interesting Facts and Information - Why are Golden-Headed Sleeper Goby slimy?
Golden-Headed Sleeper Goby secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Golden-Headed Sleeper Goby to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. Other fish species use their slime to feed their young.

Interesting Facts and Information - Why do Golden-Headed Sleeper Goby have gills?
Gills enable the Golden-Headed Sleeper Goby to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some fish species however have lungs and breathe air.

Interesting Facts and Information -
Why do the Golden-Headed Sleeper Goby have fins?
A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:

  • Dorsal fins - The dorsal fin is located on the backs of fishes. The Golden-Headed Sleeper Goby has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Ventral fins. The ventral fin is located on the pelvic area of fishes. The Golden-Headed Sleeper Goby has Ventral fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Caudal fins. The Caudal fin is located on the tail area of fishes. The Golden-Headed Sleeper Goby has Caudal fins to propel through the water.

  • Pectoral fins. The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. The Golden-Headed Sleeper Goby has Pectoral fins to for locomotion and side to side movement

Interesting Facts and Information about Golden-Headed Sleeper Goby

Golden-Headed Sleeper Goby

  • Interesting Information about Golden-Headed Sleeper Goby

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why are Golden-Headed Sleeper Goby slimy?

  • Why do the Golden-Headed Sleeper Goby have gills?

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why do the Golden-Headed Sleeper Goby have fins?

  • Species: Valenciennea strigata

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