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Scientific Name:Dactylopus dactylopus

Common Names:Finger Dragonet, Fingered Dragonet

Lives on sand-weed bottoms. Inhabits protected sand and mud flats and slopes at depths of 1 to 55 m; also include estuaries and deep water. May be seen solitary or in pairs.

Origin: Indonesia
Max Size: 12 "
Recommended Tank: 75 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Finger Dragonet wants live foods for example copepods and amphipods. Frozen artemia supplement can also be provided. Feed a varied diet of live vitamin-enriched brine shrimp and live black worms.

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Scientific Name:Synchiropus splendidus

Common Names:Green Mandarin Dragonet, Green Mandarin Dragonet, Green Mandarinfish, Striped Mandarinfish

Inhabits shallow protected lagoons and inshore reefs. Found on silty bottoms with coral and rubble. Usually in small groups spread over small area. Minimum depth reported from. Has been reared in captivity. Well-known aquarium fish.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Indonesia
Max Size: 3.5 "
Recommended Tank: 40 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Green Mandarin Dragonet is fond of live foods for instance copepods and amphipods. Frozen artemia supplement can also be provided. It may gnaw at small coral polyps. Adjusting to a new captive diet, it will take a lengthy time and a lot of endurance. Offer a diet that is rich in vitamin-enriched live brine shrimp, live black worms, and natural prey on live rock and live sand.

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Scientific Name:Synchiropus splendidus cf.

Common Names:Red Mandarin Dragonet,

Inhabits shallow protected lagoons and inshore reefs. Found on silty bottoms with coral and rubble. Usually in small groups spread over small area. Minimum depth reported from. Has been reared in captivity. Well-known aquarium fish.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Indonesia, Indian Ocean, Jakarta
Max Size: 3.5 "
Recommended Tank: 40 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Red Mandarin Dragonet desires live foods for example copepods and amphipods. Feeds on a variety of vitamin-enriched live brine shrimp, live black worms and natural prey on small crustaceans found in live rock and live sand.

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Scientific Name:Synchiropus stellatus

Common Names:Red Scooter Dragonet, Starry Dragonet, Stellate Dragonet

Inhabits coastal protected reefs on rubble or algal covered rocks. Minimum depth of 5 m reported from.

Origin: Maldives, Sri Lanka
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 40 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Red Scooter Dragonet needs live foods for instance copepods and amphipods. Frozen artemia supplement can also be provided. Adjusting to a new captive diet, it will take a lengthy time and a lot of endurance. Offer a diet that is rich in vitamin-enriched live brine shrimp, live black worms, and natural prey on live rock and live sand.

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Scientific Name:Synchiropus moyeri

Common Names:Ruby Red Scooter Dragonet, Moyer's Dragonet, Red Wine Scooter Dragonet

Inhabits coastal reef slopes, usually on rubble and sand near large coral formations. Found in small loose groups and usually a large male dominates sections of reer. Small groups occur with one adult male.

Origin: Western Pacific 
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 40 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Ruby Red Scooter Dragonet needs live foods for instance copepods and amphipods. Frozen artemia supplement can also be provided. Adjusting to a new captive diet, it will take a lengthy time and a lot of endurance. Offer a diet that is rich in vitamin-enriched live brine shrimp, live black worms, and natural prey on live rock and live sand.

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Scientific Name:Synchiropus ocellatus

Common Names:Scooter Dragonet, Ocellated Dragonet, Scooter Blenny

Inhabits sandy areas of lagoon and seaward reefs. Also in sheltered rocky reef habitats in few meters depth, usually in small loose groups. Occurs in rubble and algal turfs. Feeds on small benthic invertebrates.

Origin: Fiji, Indonesia, Solomon Islands
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 40 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Scooter Dragonet needs live foods for instance copepods and amphipods. Because of its feeding behavior, it is tricky to maintain this fish. Frozen artemia supplement can also be provided. Adjusting to a new captive diet, it will take a lengthy time and a lot of endurance. Feed a varied diet of finely cut meaty foods and vitamin-enriched brine shrimp.

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Scientific Name:Synchiropus picturatus

Common Names:Yellow Mandarin Dragonet, Picture Dragonet, Psychedelic Mandarinfish, Spotted Mandarin, Target Mandarinfish

Found on sandy bottoms of shallow sheltered reefs. Secretive in rubble below living coral. Feeds on small benthic invertebrates. Forms small loose groups.

Origin: Indonesia
Max Size: 3.5 "
Recommended Tank: 40 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Yellow Mandarin Dragonet wants live foods for example copepods and amphipods. Frozen artemia supplement can also be provided. Adjusting to a new captive diet, it will take a lengthy time and a lot of endurance. Feed a varied diet of live vitamin-enriched brine shrimp and live black worms. It will consume normal prey off live rock and live sand.

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