Blue Gudgeon Dartfish, Lyretail

Latin name: (Ptereleotris hanae)

Care Level

Easy

Temperament

Peaceful

Color(s)

Blue, Green, White

Diet

Carnivore

Preferred Conditions

Easy

Avg. Max Size

6"

Minimum Tank Size

30 gallons

Family

Microdesmidae

The Lyretail Blue Gudgeon Dartfish is a peaceful species, and due to its small size, can easily fit into smaller aquariums. However, for optimal health and well-being, it should be housed in a 30-gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of loose coral rubble, and requires ample swimming room with a sand bottom for burrowing. Additionally, a tight-fitting lid is essential to prevent it from jumping out of the aquarium or other small openings. With the right care and environment, this species is a wonderful addition to any tank and rarely becomes aggressive towards other fish.

The Lyretail Blue Gudgeon Dartfish is an incredibly resilient species which is capable of adapting to a wide range of dietary options. It is important to ensure that the fish is provided with a varied diet in order to ensure optimal health. It should be fed at least daily, and a combination of fresh and frozen food, such as mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, and table shrimp, will ensure that its dietary needs are adequately met. Additionally, frozen food preparations for carnivores should also be included in its diet. With a well-balanced diet, the Lyretail Blue Gudgeon Dartfish will thrive in any aquarium.

Approximate Purchase Size:

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