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I had those, they look f*cking awesome! I only wish they were hardier. I never found out why they died, maybe the lfs supply sucked, but the lfs said they all died a week after they got them. Shame really cool looking fish! I gotta a wolfish now though so who cares!
 

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f*ck the dragon fish (not arowana or bichir)....they look cool but they die too easily it is almost ridiculous.....ive had 4 and all just randomly died and no other fish in the tanks did??? get a wolf fish or a pike cichlid
 

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Sorry guys. rough weekend (girl friends late scare)

violet goby is what i believe they are called. the tank at the LFS says dragon fish.
im not really pressed on them being killers. i have P's for that. i have a 20 long thats got nothing in it.
so i was going to set it up with something different or exotic. and im not sure it big enough for flower horns. then again, i got into the hobby becuase of my P's and know next to nothing about anything else.
 

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The main reason people have so much trouble with dragon fish is they think they are filter feeders. when a dragon fish sucks up food off the bottom, only a little goes into there stomach, the rest is expelled through their gills, which is why people asume there filter feeders, also it's hard to get them to eat, try frozen blood worms, mine devours those, also the dragon fish does better if you have it in a brackish tank.
 

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I have had one for about 3 months now that I got just to see what they were like. I have never had a problem with it. Most people assume they eat random crap off the bottom of the tank, but i have been feeding mine shimp pellets and he has grown about 2" (now about 7" total). Don't kid yourself thinking they won't use those teeth to defend themselves. My friend got the sh*t bit out of him when he was trying to find him in the tank.
 
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