Fish Guide

Lined Dartfish   (Ptereleotris grammica)
Family: Microdesmidae (Dartfishes, Wormfishes)
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific Region
Depth: 98 to 164 ft.   Size: 4 in.   Jumps: Yes   Space: 30+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes   Care Level: Moderate   Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Zooplankton
Natural History: The Lined Dartfish is found on outer reef slopes over rubble or sand substrates. Adults are usually observed in pairs. This species is reported to burrow to retreat from danger.
Husbandry: The Lined Dartfish is a peaceful species that will likely only be aggressive with other Lined Dartfish. A male-female pair can be housed together in one aquarium. Live rock and sand should be provided to allow for ample hiding places and burrowing. A large swimming area will allow this species to hover about as they do on the reef. This species should only be housed with other peaceful tankmates.

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