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The Marbled Dragonet, scientifically known as Synchiropus marmoratus, is an exquisite and captivating marine fish species sought after by aquarists for its unique appearance and behavior. With its vibrant colors and intricate patterns, the Marbled Dragonet adds a touch of elegance to any saltwater aquarium.


The Marbled Dragonet has an average size of about 4 inches, making it a relatively small species suitable for moderately-sized tanks of at least 30 gallons. They are known for their fascinating bottom-dwelling behavior and are best kept in an aquarium with plenty of sand substrate and live rock to mimic their natural habitat.


This species requires a well-established aquarium with stable water parameters. It is generally recommended for intermediate to advanced aquarists who have experience maintaining marine tanks. Proper filtration and regular water changes are essential to maintain water quality and provide the ideal conditions for the Marbled Dragonet.


The Marbled Dragonet is a carnivorous species that primarily feeds on small crustaceans, copepods, and other tiny invertebrates. It is important to offer a varied diet that includes live or frozen foods specifically designed for marine fish to ensure their nutritional needs are met.


Known for its stunning marbled pattern and vibrant colors, the Marbled Dragonet exhibits shades of yellow, orange, red, and brown, creating a beautiful mosaic-like appearance. Its elaborate fins and long, slender body add to its overall elegance, making it a true gem in any marine aquarium.


Water Parameters:

  • pH: 8.1-8.4
  • Salinity: 1.020-1.025
  • Temperature: 75-80°F


Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Within store hours, our team of experts is always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide personalized guidance on care.

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