Finger dragonet

Species information for the Finger dragonet, in the Dragonettes category.

  1. FAMILY - Callionymidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Dactylopus Dactylopus

    COMMON NAME - Finger Dragonet

    SIZE - 7.1" (18 cm)

    RANGE - Western Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 55 US Gal. ( 208 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Finely chopped meaty foods, shaved shrimp, vitamin enriched live brine shrimp. Feed 3 times a day in a non reef bare bottom tank.



    CAPTIVE CARE - Difficult to provide sufficient food for long term success, a well established population of copepods is a plus, an established reef with a mature sand substrate is also a plus. Use a feeding tube and spot feed at the substrate near the fish. Keep only one male per tank, may be aggressive towards other dragonets, keep with non aggressive feeders or tank mates, provide plenty of open bottom. Will bury itself if threatened or at night, a bottom feeder so food must be available for a sufficient time for the fish to feed. Aggressive bottom feeding tankmates will consume food to quickly, will acclimate to captivity, however, may need special feeding.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 24, 2014
    jhnrb, Mar 2, 2009