DeJong Marinelife Successfully Breed the Circled Dragonet

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Dutch wholesaler DeJong Marinelife has successfully bred the Circled Dragonet, Synchiropus circularis. Combine a male and female dragonet, feed them plenty of the right food and even captive spawning often comes naturally, but what makes this such a big deal is that S.circularis is an incredibly rare import, only entering the hobby a handful of times over the last few years. DeJong detailed the accidental import and also the speed with which they managed to breed them in their new state-of-the-art nursery facility.

An accidental import of this rarely-seen species resulted in spawning success for DeJong.

“Synchiropus circularis is unique in having a very bold pattern of well-outlined circles on the sides and top of its body, like a green or spotted mandarin, but it has a more muted coloration that helps it blend with benthic-encrusting organisms and coralline algae,” DeJong said.

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