Tiger Wardii Goby (Valenciennea wardii)


Max Size: 5 inches
Diet: Carnivore
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Compatible: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons

The Tiger Watchman Goby, also referred to as Ward's Sleeper, Ward's Tiger, or Tiger Sleeper Goby, displays an attractive appearance with its white body adorned with distinctive brown bands and an eyespot on the first dorsal fin.

For the Tiger Watchman Goby to thrive, it requires a 30-gallon or larger aquarium with live sand substrate and an attached populated refugium. While it generally maintains a peaceful demeanor towards other fish, it is essential to note that it can be territorial and may engage in fights with its own kind unless they are in a male-female pair.

This goby species typically feeds off the bottom, sifting through the sand in search of food. To ensure its proper nutrition, the diet should encompass a variety of live and frozen brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, live black worms, and prepared carnivore foods. Frequent feedings will help maintain its health and well-being.