Re: NANFA-- Dragonfish

Scott Davis (
Tue, 23 Mar 2004 21:20:16 -0600

> I was reading in the TFH freshwater atlas that dragonfish (violet goby)
> native to the US. Is this true? I always thought they were from southeast
> Asia.

Probably there are several fish named dragonfish. That's marketing for you.

Gobioides broussonnetii, a.k.a. the violet goby or dragonfish is a
brackishwater fish whose range runs from the Atlantic coast of Georgia
around the coasts of the Gulf of Mexico and Carribean to Brazil. Brine
shrimp, frozen shrimp, black worms and thelike will satisfy them. Not a real
effective fish predator, but not a community fish either.

A start might be to check out:

All the best!
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