Red Scooter Dragonet

Red Scooter Dragonet

The Red Scooter Dragonet is a amazing addition to any aquarium as it consists of a great colouration and a behaviour unlike most marine fish. This dragonet has a body that consists of red and white patches that form a sort of unique camouflage effect. Additionally, the males are usually more sought after due to holding more vibrant colours and a elongated dorsal fin. 

In order to keep this fish thriving in your marine aquarium, it is important to firstly have an aquarium of at least 100 litres, preferably with a variety of live rock for hiding within and live sand for scouting across. Additionally, with this species more than one may be kept in the same aquarium. This is done best when all dragonets are introduced at the same time and at the ratio of 2-3 females per male as a rule of thumb. 

Similar to its family members, this dragonet will also perch upon live rock, browse upon the sand, hide within caves and continuously be on the hunt for live copepods that live within your live rock. Some aquarists have had great success in adding live copepods if they have had a problem in feeding the dragonet organically. 

The dragonet may originally only feed on live copepods, however as it begins to settle in, it will begin to feed on brine shrimp and other foods found within the sand and on live rock. 

Minimum Tank Size100 Litres
Care Level: Difficult
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 3"
Colour Form: Red
Diet: Carnivore
Family: Callionymidae
Origin: Maldives, Sri Lanka

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Easy to Care For
Easy to Feed
Peaceful with Others
Reef Safe
Invertebrate Safe

  1. Cute little guys! Just like any other Dragonet, lots of quality live rock and a sand bed with a large population of pods are neccessary to provide enough food for them. They are really entertaining to watch as they “jump” from rock to rock searching for “bugs” to eat.

  2. Really cute and peaceful. They do best in an aged tank with pods, but you can also use frozen cyclops and even brine shrimp. The frozen cyclops is best. These are a joy to watch as they leap from rock to rock and my red one is so funny to watch floating letting the maxi jets take him from place to place. What a riot. I also had one who use to like to take midnight swims. It scared me at first to see him a top of the water, but he was perfectly content just swimming

  3. This dragonet has 0 aggression and no one bothers her and she don’t bother anyone, one of her tank mates is a bicolour blenny who also ignores her. She also doesnt swim up for food, the food has to pass past her for her to eat it. I just have some silicone airline that is cable tied to an acrylic rod, I suck up frozen food then stuck my tong over the tube, insert the tube into the tank and then gently blow it out in front of her. I have to feed the others first because they all know food comes from the tube now haha. Great fish, she hovers around the rock work and at night she hides in the sand with just her head poking out, I look forward to getting a male to pair them up and I’ll try to raise the offspring. I initially wanted a mandarin but it seems more people have success at keeping scooters, as soon as they eat frozen your onto a winner.

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