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Blue Gudgeon Dartfish, Lyretail
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Blue Gudgeon Dartfish, Lyretail (Ptereleotris hanae)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Blue, Green, 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 6"
Origin Cebu
Family Microdesmidae
Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
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Overview

The Lyretail Blue Gudgeon Dartfish is also known as the Threadfin Dart Goby, and originates from the rubble zones of Cebu. They have an elongated body, which is pale blue or green in color, with a long flowing split tail. In the wild, this species commonly inhabits the burrow of pistol shrimp, but they do not seem to interact. They enjoy being in pairs, and make a wonderful fish for a fish only or reef aquarium.

The Lyretail Blue Gudgeon Dartfish should be housed in a 30-gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of loose coral rubble, and requires ample swimming room with a sand bottom for burrowing. It may try to jump out of the aquarium or other small opening, so a tight-fitting lid is required. Rarely will it become aggressive towards other fish.

It feeds mostly on prey suspended in the water column, but will pick food off the substrate as well. The Lyretail Blue Gudgeon Dartfish feeds on a diet which includes mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, table shrimp, and frozen food preparations for carnivores. It should be fed at least daily.

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

Customer Testimonials

Candy Vorderbrug Washburn , WI
We love this fish! Gorgeous color. Neat behavior. Shares it burrow with other gobies and 4 fire fish as well as a pistol shrimp. Eats well. Just plain cool.
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