Scientific Name: Valencienna bella
Common Names: Bella Goby,
Maximum Length: 6″
Minimum Aquarium Size: 40 gallon
Aquarium Suitability: Moderately Hardy but are Jumpers
Reef Safe: Yes
Captive Care: These fun fish are often used in aquariums as “worker fish” as they will sift through your substrate all day looking for food. The biggest issue most people have is that if they aren’t fed enough they slowly starve to death. To improve your chances of having these fish for long periods of time, have a live sand bottom with an active refugium or a place where pods and worms can grow without being eaten by these fish. Deworming this fish is important so they get all the nutrition they eat. They can be kept in male-female pairs otherwise may not get along with other watchman gobies as they seem to be a bit timider than most Valencienna. Great looking and active fish, but make sure you also have a tight-fitting lid as these fish tend to jump when spooked.