Ocellated Dragonet

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Ocellated Dragonet

This species is known as Ocellated Dragonet and the correct latin name is Synchiropus ocellatus. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Dragonet family. (e) It's origin is Pacific Ocean. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful fish which is not recommended for beginners.

Ocellated Dragonet can grow up to 8 cm what is approximately 3 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 960cm2 of water surface which is approximately 148 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks that are medium. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is difficult to keep the Ocellated Dragonet fish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The pH level should be stable, varying between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for marine fish.

A carnivore. It is very difficult to teach it eating classic food. Instead, it eats live copepods and invertebrates.

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