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Old 06-20-2011, 12:22 AM   #1
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Alright so I bought a dragonfish at Walmart because a friend of mine had one and I had never seen one before and it was the only one alive in the tank Walmart has the crappiest aquarium section ever but that's a whole other thread to post but I got this fish having no idea on what they eat or anything about them if there aggressive so if anyone has had or has these fish or know about them I'd greatly appreciate all the info you could provide thanks .
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The so called 'Dragon fish' you got is a Dragon goby and is a Brackish fish. I would recommend to transfer your Freshwater to Brackish by using a salt mix and using the right amount. They are carnivorious, so you might need to get some carinivor pellets. By the way, how big is your tank? They need at least a 55+ gallon tank
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When u say Dragonfish u mean arowana?
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I believe that is a violet goby, they are actually a brackish water fish and if you want the fish to be healthy and happy I recommend starting a brackish set up.
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They are Brackish.

They are not aggressive but to other "Dragon fish"

There actual name is Violet Goby.

They are nearly blind.

They grow to a foot.

They enjoy scraping algae off rocks with there teeth, and they are also filter feeders. They like blood worms and brine shrimp. You will probaly have to hand feed him.

There aquarium has to be at the least 30 gallons.

Put some PVC tubing in the tank and they will hide it.
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I think it's a senegal bichir not a violet goby.

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I just thought it was a dragonfish cus that's what it said on the tag but I have it in a 30 gal and it's in brackish water with some balloon mollies and some platys and Cory cats and the mollies have to have the salt and i was told it was ok for the other fish because it would help on infections and keep them from getting sick
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Corys don't like salt.

The so called "Dragonfish" is named that by Walmart so it sells. Just like the so called "Dinosaur Eel" its actual name is the Grey Bichir
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They are Brackish.

They are not aggressive but to other "Dragon fish"

There actual name is Violet Goby.

They are nearly blind.

They grow to a foot.

They enjoy scraping algae off rocks with there teeth, and they are also filter feeders. They like blood worms and brine shrimp. You will probaly have to hand feed him.

There aquarium has to be at the least 30 gallons.

Put some PVC tubing in the tank and they will hide it.
Please post a picture, without determining what species of fish will do him no good...bichirs are different than gobys.
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Please post a picture, without determining what species of fish will do him no good...bichirs are different than gobys.
Mine looks exactly like the violet goby pic that was posted.
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