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Goby Black Scissortail Dartfish

Goby Black Scissortail Dartfish

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The Black Scissortail Dartfish has a white head and then the back half of its body is a dark brown to black colour. It has tapering dorsal and anal fins giving and a black scissor tail from where it gets it’s name from which gives it the dart or arrow-like appearance.

These fish are peaceful and so is suited to reef tanks, but should only be kept with other Black Scissortail Dartfish if they are a mated pair otherwise they will fight.

In the wild they live on outer reef slopes, lagoons and bays where they are usually in pairs as adults or small groups as juveniles. Unlike most Gobies and Dartfish they tend to swim away from danger rather than hide in a burrow, although hiding places should still be provided.

They are found in the Indo Pacific region and around Australia down to around Lord Howe Island off New South Wales.

Tank Recommendations for Black Scissortail Dartfish

Tank size needs to be at least 6 feet long (183cm) and 30 gallons (114 litres).

As with most Gobies these fish like to have a substrate of loose coral rubble or sand that they can bury themselves in when they feel threatened or burrow into to sleep. You should also provide them with plenty of rock work with cracks and crevices that they can use to hide in too.

The Black Scissortail Dartfish will live happily in either fish-only or reef aquariums.

As with all Gobies and Dartfish need aquariums that have well fitting lids as they are good jumpers.

Suitable Tank Buddies

You should only keep one Black Scissortail Dartfish per tank unless you have a mated pair. When you keep them in small groups they will often chase each other around the aquarium whilst guarding their territories which can result in injuries or death. These are peaceful fish and rarely aggressive towards other fish.

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