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Marbled Sleeper Goby Oxyeleotris marmorata
Price: £18.95 each
Discount: No discounts available
Stock: 3 in stock
Care Level: Difficult
Water Chemistry: More than pH 7 - Alkaline
Schooling Fish: No
Diet: Special Needs
These lovely little sleeper gobies are sleeping giants and can attain 45cm plus!
Further information can be found below:
|Male or Female||Cannot be sexed|
|Water conditions:||These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.8 and Hard|
|Volume Discount:||No discounts available|
Oxyeleotris marmorata (Marbled Sleeper Goby)
An exceptionally robust and very beautiful mottled brown goby-like fish with large fins and big eyes. The mouth is distinctly upturned, as befits a predator that prefers to attack its prey from underneath. There are no known differences between the sexes.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
At up to 65 cm in length, Oxyeleotris marmorata is probably the biggest goby-like fish in the world.
It is an adaptable predator that feeds on worms, shrimps, crabs, snails and fish. In the wild it is primarily nocturnal, relying on its camouflage to avoid being seen during the day. At night it hunts mostly by stealth, lunging at passing prey, particularly fish that swim above it. Aquarium specimens will accept earthworms and river shrimps readily, and once settled, generally take frozen foods eventually. A varied diet is important though.
A highly regarded food fish, Oxyeleotris marmorata is not widely seen in aquarium shops though it can make a superb addition to the large hard or brackish water community aquarium.
Prefers a tank with a sandy substrate (it likes to dig) and plenty of shade. Intolerant of its own kind, but gets along well with different types of fish too large to be viewed as food: scats, monos, moray eels, large cichlids, etc.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Size||Up to 65 cm, but 50 cm typical; usually smaller in captivity|
|Water Parameters||Found in both fresh and brackish water; SG 1.005 recommended|