Picturesque Dragonet

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Picturesque Dragonet

This species is known as Picturesque Dragonet and the correct latin name is Synchiropus picturatus. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Dragonet family. (e) Origin of this fish is Indo-West Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This Dragonet is peaceful towards it’s tankmates.

Picturesque Dragonet can grow up to 7 cm what is approximately 2 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 840cm2 of water surface which is approximately 130 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is medium. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is difficult to keep the Picturesque 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 levels shouldn't be outside of 8.0 - 8.3 since most marine fish are used to the mentioned range of pH values.

Picturesque Dragonet likes calm aquariums without aggressive and fast swimming fish. It even doesn’t like other same sized fish.

It is difficult to keep this fish, because of it’s feeding. It is hard to secure them enough food. The best is to keep them in natural or well established aquariums with live rocks where they can find their food. Synchiropus Picturatus feed on copepods.

Be careful, because their skin mucus might be poisonous.

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