Category: Salt Water
Facts about the Orange Diamond Goby, it is a class of Goby fish that belongs to the genus Valenciennea of the family Gobiidae. The binomial name of the fish is Valenciennea puellaris and it is also called the Orange-dashed Goby, Orange-spotted sleeper-Goby, or Maiden Goby. The Orange Diamond Goby fish species are native to the western Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean. The Orange Diamond Goby fish species was first discovered by Tomiyama in 1956 in the Indo-Pacific Ocean. The Orange Diamond Goby is an extremely timid fish that makes an immense accumulation to the reef aquarium due to its long life. Occasionally, the Orange Diamond Goby fish makes its way into the aquarium business.
A fully-grown Orange Diamond Goby can attain a maximum body length of 7.9 inches (19.8 cm). The body and the head of the Orange Diamond Goby fish species are white in color with orange color spots. The Orange Diamond Goby prefers to live in ponds and external reefs where it can be seen on filthy substrates with bigger pieces of debris to burrow beneath. The Orange Diamond Goby fish species comes in two major body colors, such as white and orange, or a combination of both.
The Orange Diamond Goby has a blue-bordered orange line along the side of its body, a chain of orange dashes on its upper body and two rows of pale blue dashes on its head.
In captivity, the Orange Diamond Goby is required to be accommodated in a tank with a minimum capacity of 30 gallons or bigger than that, filled with water that ranges in temperature from 72 degrees Fahrenheit to 78 degrees Fahrenheit with the pH level, ranging 8.1 to 8.4 and the specific gravity between 1.020 and 1.025. The aquarium should include live sand as the substrate, and a connected inhabited refugium.
The Orange Diamond Goby uses shallow holes in the substrate as shelter, maintaining the substrate well ventilated. The Orange Diamond Goby fish rarely turns into aggressive towards other fish species, but it is territorial, and will brawl with its own class, except they are a mated couple.
The Orange Diamond Goby occurs extensively in sea waters of the humid Indo-West Pacific. In Australia it can be largely seen in the central coastline of the western parts of Australia, in the region of the tropical north of Australia and south to northern parts of New South Wales.
The Orange Diamond Goby is a monogamous fish, and in the wild, it usually occurs in pairs and it uses holes as a refuge. The hole is shallow, only 1 or 2 centimeters deep, and it is made under large parts of rubble. It can also be seen on the dark volcanic sand, similar to those in Indonesia, Philippines and the northern Mariana Is.
The Orange Diamond Goby is a carnivorous fish and it mostly feeds on the dead fish, zoo plankton, or insects in the wild. The Orange Diamond Goby fish species will nourish the bottom while it goes through the sand. In the aquarium, the Orange Diamond Goby is fed with a range of frozen and live brine shrimp, live black worms, mysis shrimp and arranged foods for carnivores. It is supposed to be nourished often.
The average lifespan of the Orange Diamond Goby is 3 years to 5 years.