Eleotris fusca

Common Names: Bicolor Sleeper Goby
Water Cow
Family: Eleotridae
Category: OthersFW
Distribution: Indo Pacific; Coastal regions near the Indian Ocean, from East Africa to Southeast Asia.
Main Ecosystem: Estuary; Rivers, estuaries, and lagoons.
Temperament: Peaceful; Peaceful with other species it cannot eat, but territorial among themselves.
Diet: Carnivore; Live foods suit this species best, though it will usually accept frozen food. Foods such as brine shrimp and worms are suitable for small specimens; adults and semi-adults must be fed larger, chunkier foods such as live or frozen fish.
Care: A brackish tank of at least 120 gallons is needed for the long term well-being of this large Sleeper Goby. The tank should be furnished with large rocks and driftwood to provide multiple hiding places, especially if multiple specimens are kept.
7.4 - 8.2
23°C - 28°C
73°F - 82°F
10 dH - 30 dH
Potential Size: Male: 25cm (9.8")
Female: 25cm (9.8")
Water Region: Bottom; The Bicolor Sleeper Goby tends to stay mostly on the bottom, but will also "climb" on rocks and drifwood.
Activity: NonSpecific; This species will feed during the day or the night, and once comfortable in its tank it will usually remain in view throughout the day.
Gender: Not distinguishable from external features.
Breeding: Not yet accomplished in captivity; all specimens are wild-caught.
Comments: A food fish in its native range, the Bicolor Sleeper Goby has just recently been imported into the aquarium hobby. Although its unusual appearance and striking contrast of colors are captivating, it is best left to aquarists who can afford to meet this species' husbandry demands.
Main Colours: Brown, Grey
Markings: Striped Horizontal
Mouth: Upturned
Tail: Convex
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