The Spotted Drum for sale is an adult which is about 7 inches. I will add pictures very soon. to show the difference.
Spotted Drum, Equetus punctatus, is a very rare fish for us to find. The ones that we sell are around 3-4 inches in length. They are a peaceful fish but will eat small crustaceans or tiny fish (such as small gobies or blennies) when they are adults so use care when choosing tankmates. In the wild they like to eat at night but in the aquarium, they will readily take food any time. We will try our best that the spotted drums are already eating frozen Mysis shrimp and/or pellet food before we ship them out.
Please Note: Any new fish purchased from us or from a local pet store should to be quarantined. All fish from anywhere in the wild can be possible carriers of bacteria and protozoa that can lead to an infection in your system, so we always recommend that you use some sort of quarantine system prior to adding them to your system. If you have a fish only system and can medicate the whole system, you may not need a separate quarantine tank. If you have a reef system that cannot be medicated, a good ultraviolet sterilization system should prevent any kind of disease outbreak. We medicate our system for bacterial infections and protozoans, but because we dont always hold our fish for long periods of time, there is no way to be sure all the protozoan cysts have been killed. A little bit of prevention will save you lots of trouble down the line.
Great DRUM fish! Shipped airfreight to minimize shipping stress. Several weeks have gone by and doing well. Named him Ringo.