Scissortail Dartfish (Ptereleotris evides)
Family: Microdesmidae (Dartfishes, Wormfishes)
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific Region
Depth: 7 to 49 ft. Size: 5.5 in. Jumps: Yes Space: 30+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful
Natural History: The Scissortail Dartfish is found in pairs on outer reef slopes, lagoons and bays. Juveniles are observed in small groups. It feeds while hovering above 3 to 7 feet above the bottom. It swims away from danger rather than retreat to its burrow area.
Husbandry: The Scissortail Dartfish is a peaceful species that will likely only be aggressive with other Scissortail 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.
AKA: Scissortail Goby, Blackfin Dartfish
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