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Fingered Dragonet
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Fingered Dragonet (Dactylopus dactylopus)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Difficult
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Blue, Green, Tan, White
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 11"
Origin Cebu
Family Callionymidae
Minimum Tank Size 70 gallons
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Overview

The Fingered Dragonet is related to the Scooter Blenny, but has a much larger, dramatic dorsal fin. They are mottled in browns and white, with a very large dorsal fin, brilliantly marked with browns, tan and blue. The head and gill area of these fish are accented with bright blue spots adding even more appeal. This is a relatively rare find in the industry and are a great addition to the reef aquarium.

A 70-gallon or larger reef aquarium that has live sand substrate, docile inhabitants, and lots of live rock makes the ideal aquarium for the Mother Sailfin Dragonet. They require live foods that are found within the live rock, and a refugium attached to the aquarium helps provide the necessary nutrition. More than one of its species may be kept; if so, it is best to introduce them all to the aquarium at the same time.

The Fingered Dragonet may be a difficult fish to keep due to its feeding habits. They need large amounts of live rock in which they find their micro-crustacean food. Finely cut meaty foods and vitamin-enriched brine and mysis shrimp may be acceptable substitutes.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/2" to 2-1/4" Medium: 2-1/4" to 3-1/2" Large: 3-1/2" to 5"

Customer Testimonials

Tracy Maple Costa Mrds , CA
This is my favorite thing in my tank! He does tricks for me and fans out his dorsal fin. This fish is all personality. I would highly recommend one.
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