Scooter dragonet

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

  1. FAMILY - Callionymidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Sychiropus Ocellatus

    COMMON NAME - Ocellated Dragonet (Scooter Dragonet)

    SIZE - 2.4" (6 cm)

    RANGE - Western Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 20 US Gal. ( 76 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Finely chopped meaty foods, black worms, 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, us a feeding tube and spot feed at the substrate near the fish, more than one male can be kept per moderate sized tank. Female to male ratio should be 3 females to one male. All dragonets should be introduced at the same time, 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, has spawned in captivity, extrudes a exterior toxic slime for protection, can be eaten by sea anemones.

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