Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Red Scooter Dragonet
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Red Scooter Dragonet
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Red Scooter Dragonet (Synchiropus stellatus)
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Quick Stats

Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
Care Level Difficult
Temperament Peaceful
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 3"
Color Form Red
Diet Carnivore
Compatibility View Chart
Origin Maldives, Sri Lanka
Family Callionymidae
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Overview

The Red Scooter Dragonet is also referred to as the Starry Dragonet or Stellate Dragonet. Its body is a mottling of red and white with large dark spots. The male usually has brighter colors and a larger dorsal fin.

It prefers a reef aquarium of 30 gallons or larger with lots of live rock to hide in and graze from. The substrate should be live sand and the aquarium should have docile inhabitants. More than one of its species may be kept, and it is best to introduce them all to the tank at the same time. The ratio should be 2 or 3 females per male. A 55 gallon or larger aquarium is required if more than one male is to be kept.

The Red Scooter Dragonet diet should consist of brine shrimp, bloodworms and glassworms, and small invertebrates. They are slow-moving, deliberate feeders and should not have to compete for their food.

Looking for the best food to feed your Dragonettes? We recommend AlgaGen Tisbe biminiensis.

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

Customer Testimonials

Bryan D. Gatewood Hazelwood , MO
Cute little guys! Just like any other Dragonet, lots of quality live rock and a sand bed with a large population of pods are neccessary to provide enough food for them. They are really entertaining to watch as they "jump" from rock to rock searching for "bugs" to eat.
Denise M South China , ME
Really cute and peaceful. They do best in an aged tank with pods, but you can also use frozen cyclops and even brine shrimp. The frozen cyclops is best. These are a joy to watch as they leap from rock to rock and my red one is so funny to watch floating letting the maxi jets take him from place to place. What a riot. I also had one who use to like to take midnight swims. It scared me at first to see him a top of the water, but he was perfectly content just swimming :-)
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