Star-Gazing Doradid (Astrodoras asterifrons)

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Star-Gazing Doradid

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Star-Gazing Doradid

Astrodoras asterifrons

76 Litres (20 US G.)

10.2-12.7cm (4-5 ")




6.5 - 7.8

21 -25 °C (69.8-77°F)

5-15 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years



Additional names

Starry Growler, Star-Gazing Doradid

Sexing[edit | edit source]

No external sexual differences.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

It is typically docile however it may feed on smaller fishes.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Will accept a large variety of foods, such as, Blood worms, fresh algae and Brine shrimp.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed just before the lights go out in the evening.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Requires hiding places during the day. Soft substrate is best due to burrowing habits.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

This is a nocturnal bottom dwelling fish that likes to burrow into the substrate.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Can be distinguished from close relatives in that it's dorsal-fin spine is serrated only along the front edge and not along the back and sides as well.

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