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*This fish is a marine species*

The Gold Head Goby are suited for the intermediate aquarist. Also known as, Golden Head Sleeper, or Blueband, Bluestreak, or Yellowheaded Sleeper Goby. It is a peaceful species that will not usually bully other fish unless they are other gobies. They are sand sifters, sifting through the aquarium substrate for food. They are reef compatible and will not pick at corals.

This species is native to reefs within the Indo-Pacific Region. 


Features of Gold Head Goby:

  • White to tan elongated body with a yellow head and neon blue cheek stripe
  • Grows up to 15cm
  • Care level: Intermediate
  • Peaceful
  • Reef compatible


Tank Mate Compatibility:

Here’s a list of some of the best tank mates for your Gold Head Goby:

  • Anthias
  • Dragonets
  • Tangs
  • Hawkfish

Do not keep with other sand sifting gobies unless keeping a mated pair.



Gold Head Goby's are carnivores therefore diet should consist of a variety of foods such as live blackworms, brine shrimp, freeze dried & frozen foods. They will spend their day sifting through the aquarium substrate for food.




Gold Head Goby require a minimum tank size of approximately 300L. They require a lid on the aquarium as they are known to be jumpers.

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Gold Head Goby prefer water temperatures between 22°C - 27°C.

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Replicate natural conditions with artificial lighting (8-10 hours of light every 24 hours.) 

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Filtration & Water Movement:

Gold Head Goby require good filtration and water quality but prefer calmer water movement. 

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This species is a sand sifter therefore a finer grade aragonite or coral sand is required.

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Decorations for Gold Head Goby:

Provide lots of live rock, structure and rocky overhangs for plenty of territory to hide in. Ensure rock is secure, as they are a sand sifter and will shift sand and create burrows in and around the rock. 

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