Wild Collected, Aquarium Conditioned|
Ruby Red Dragonette
A stunning fish called the Ruby Red Dragonet of the genus Synchiropus has made a big splash in aquariums around the world. The Dragonet family of fish are small fish that are naturally found hopping around reefs. These fish have small protruding mouths designed for capturing microfauna, similar to Mandarin dragonets do. Although there's still a lot of speculation of the Ruby's exact species, WE DO KNOW that it is off-the-hook gorgeous reef fish. The brilliant ruby color body is punctuated by small distinct white spots, bright yellow pelvic fins that are highly contrasted by a dark black spot on the gill cover. As an added bonus the male Ruby Red Dragonet has noticeable dark diagonal striping in the dorsal fin as well as metallic blue spots on the face under the eyes. They make an excellent addition to reef tanks.
Recommended Tank : Keep in a tank containing a good amount of live rock and live sand which can supply natural food. A growth of algae (even hair algae) is an ideal setting to culture the tiny arthropods and copepods these fish need to survive. Do not keep with aggressive fish.
Feeding and Diet: The Ruby Red Dragonette's 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 with aggressive fish.
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility :Very good reef fish.
Approximate Purchase Size:
1-1/2" to 2-1/4"
Male $29.99 Female $24.99
Male/Female Bonded Pair $69.99