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Synchiropus stellatus -Ruby Red "Scooter" Dragonet - Approx 1.25" Specimen

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Synchiropus stellatus - Ruby Red "Scooter" Dragonet - An endearing, yet challenging species that is best suited for a well-established reef system. They spend a large part of their day "scooting" about the rocks and substrate in search of food, and are fun to watch! These specimens are carefully collected by hand, acclimated to captive foods. Although they are eating when they leave here, these are still somewhat challenging, tentative eaters, and require a peaceful, well-aged system with significant natural food sources in order for them to thrive long-term. The Red Scooter Dragonet is a good candidate for a hobbyist who wishes to try his or her hand at a captive breeding project, or any hobbyist that just loves these cute, personable fish!


 


SIZE: Approx. 1.25"


NOTE: You will be purchasing a fish similar to the one in the photo. Because we spend less time photographing and uploading "stock" items, we pass the savings on to you! If they are on the site, they're always ready to ship! You will be purchasing a fish similar to the one in the photo. Because we spend less time photographing and uploading "stock" items, we pass the savings on to you! If they are on the site, they're always ready to ship! Because fishes need to be "purged" of food before shipping to avoid contaminating their bags, we ship fishes twice weekly- Tuesday and Thursday. All orders with fishes will be shipped on these days.

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Synchiropus stellatus -Ruby  Red "Scooter" Dragonet - Approx 1.25"  Specimen

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Dragonets are a fascinating, yet challenging group of fishes that have captivated aquarists for many years. Although some species, such as the Mandarin Dragonet (Synchiropus splendidus) are among the most recognized and beautiful of aquarium fishes, they are not suited for everyone. Because of their slow, deliberate feeding behavior and requirement for small living foods after initial capture, they can be problematic. The species that we carry have been acclimated and trained to accept prepared foods before they leave our facility. However, as a general rule, these fishes should be provided with a well-established reef aquarium, which affords them the best opportunity to forage among the live rock for small crustaceans, which comprise the bulk of their diet. 

 

If acclimated carefully, and provided with a quiet, well established reef environment, they will settle in nicely and live for very long periods of time. The real key is to keep them well fed with a balance of high quality foods, such as mysis, enriched brine shrimp, etc., and to make sure that they get their fair share. If they are truly comfortable, many of these species will spawn regularly in the aquarium.They are an excellent group for the aspiring breeder to work with.

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