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1). My fish is already eating frozen, why do I need a Den?
Dragonets are very slow eaters, they also feed off the bottom. If you are keeping
your fish in a community tank with other fish that feed in the water column, then
the chances are your dragonet will not get enough food to stay healthy. It is better
for you and your fish if you provide them with some kind of shelter where you can
add some of the food just for them.
2). My fish wont go into the Den, even though I have done all you said.
As much as our intentions are good, the fish does not know that what we are doing
is for its benefit, they don’t know that the clear box thing is for them and is full
Here a couple of things you can try:
- Feed your fish at roughly the same time every day.
- If you can, turn off the power heads, before you feed. This will signal all your
fish in your tank its food time.
- If your fish is a bit shy, but the Den at the back of the tank (obviously where
you can get it easily) or if you can’t do that, turn the entrance so it faces the
- Have patients, it will work, keep up with the live food until the Dragonet goes
into the Den, and then slowly add frozen.
3). All my other fish go into the Den as well.
This is a common problem people have. In my experience it helps to settle the Dragonets,
and I wouldn't worry to much. It can be a bit of a pain in the neck, as the other
fish eats what is intended for the Dragonets. This is why it is better to feed everyone
at the same time.