The Dragon Sea Moth, also known as the Little Dragonfish, is a master of camouflage with earthy colorations that allow it to blend into its usual environment of sand, coral gravel, and mud bottoms. Over time, it will adjust its colors to blend in with its environment. They regularly shed their skin in a single piece in an effort to rid themselves of offensive organisms.
The Dragon Sea Moth is a bottom dweller and requires an aquarium with little to no rockwork and a live sand substrate. They are slow and methodical feeders and will only eat food that is lying on the substrate. Their ideal tankmates include seahorses, pipefishes, gobies, and dragonets.
Their diet consists of amphipods, copepods, isopods, and live brine and mysis shrimp. They will also eat polychaetes, nematodes, and trematodes.
Approximate Shipping Size: Medium: 1-1/2" to 3"; Large 3" to 5"
Please note: We guarantee that ALL aquaria species we offer will arrive alive and in good condition. However, because of the increased level of care required for this particular species, it has been designated as "Expert Only." This species is recommended only for the expert aquarist, zoo, or research institution. “Expert Only” aquatic life is exempt from our extended guarantee after their arrival.