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Scissortail Dartfish
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Scissortail Dartfish (Ptereleotris evides)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Blue, Purple, White
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4
Max. Size 5½"
Origin Africa, Fiji, Indonesia, Maldives, Vanuatu
Family Gobiidae (Microdesmidae)
Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
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The Scissortail Goby, also known as the Scissortail Dartfish, has a white head and blue body with large dorsal and anal fins.

It should be housed in a 30 gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of loose coral rubble, and a tight-fitting lid to prevent it from jumping out of the tank. It requires ample swimming room and a sand bottom for burrowing. It will rarely become aggressive towards other fish, but is territorial, and will fight with its own kind unless they are a mated pair.

The Scissortail Goby diet should include chopped or shaved seafood, brine shrimp, and mysis shrimp.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 4"

Customer Testimonials

Glen H San Diego , CA
This guy is great. He's created a home under one of my rocks and is always sticking his head out waiting for food. He's a great addition. Glad I got him.
Jane Datz Rochester , NY
Bought a group of three. Down to one before even getting out of the quarantine tank. They are so beautiful and charming but even with a lid they managed to jump. Brought them in with some zebras and they all got a long. I am heart broken. Make sure your tank is escape proof!
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