Curious Dartfish (Gunnelichthys curiosus)
Family: Microdesmidae (Dartfishes, Wormfishes)
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific Region, Western Pacific Ocean
Depth: 30 to 197 ft. Size: 4.25 in. Jumps: Yes Space: 30+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Benthic and pelagic crustaceans
Natural History: The Curious Dartfish is found on slopes with sand, rubble, or mud bottoms. It is observed singly or in pairs. It is a burrower.
Husbandry: The Curious Dartfish should be housed in a sand-bottom system to allow it to burrow. It is peaceful and tolerant enough of its own species that more than one can be housed together but they should be introduced simultaneously. It should not be housed with aggressive fish or larger predators as it may easily become food.
AKA: Rainbow Goby, Neon Worm Goby, Yellow-striped Worm Eel
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