Dragonet Fish Species

Updated September 23, 2018
Author: Mike - FishLore Admin
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The dragonets are considered difficult to keep because they are picky eaters and need live foods (pods) until you can get them onto standard aquarium foods. An attached refugium growing chaetomorpha will provide a good source of pods. You can periodically shake or stir up the chaeto which will release some pods into your main tank. Feed these dragonets often and have a tank with plenty of live rock and live sand for them to hunt for foods.


Green Mandarin
Synchiropus splendidus
Green Mandarin
Can be difficult to get them eating normal aquarium foods. One of the most amazing looking fish species.
Scooter Dragonet
Synchiropus ocellatus
Ocellated Dragonet, Scooter Dragonet
Another dragonet that can be difficult to get eating... they need lots of live rock and live foods (amphipods, copepods).