scissortail dartfish

Scissortail Dartfish

The Scissortail Dartfish has a marvellous unique body shape and a unique personality that is always seen as an unique fish to house. In the wild, the Scissortail Dartfish are usually found in groups swimming by the reef, eating food that drifts by in the current. 

It should be housed in a 100 litre or larger aquarium with plenty of loose coral rubble, and a tight-fitting lid to prevent it from jumping out of the tank.

Many hobbyists suggest that Scissortail Dartfish should be given ample swimming room and a deep sandy bottom as it is said that they like to burrow caves to hide in. Additionally, It is stated that they will rarely become aggressive towards other fish, but are territorial, and will fight with its own kind unless they are a mated pair.

The Scissortail Dartfish diet should include chopped or shaved seafood, brine shrimp, and mysis shrimp.

Minimum Tank Size50 Litres
Care Level: Easy
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: 5½"
Colour Form: Blue, Purple, White
Diet: Carnivore
Family: Gobiidae 
Origin: Africa, Fiji, Indonesia, Maldives, Vanuatu

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

  1. This guy is great. He’s created a home under one of my rocks and is always sticking his head out waiting for food. He’s a great addition. Glad I got him.

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