The Dragon Sea Moth is a master of camouflage with earthy colourations that allow it to blend into its usual environment of sand, coral gravel, and mud bottoms. Over time, it will adjust its colours to blend in with its environment. They regularly shed their skin in a single piece in an effort to rid themselves of offensive organisms.
The Dragon Sea Moth is a bottom dweller and requires an aquarium with little to no rockwork and a live sand substrate. They are slow and methodical feeders and will only eat food that is lying on the substrate. Their ideal tankmates include seahorses, pipefishes, gobies, and dragonets.
Their diet consists of amphipods, copepods, isopods, and live brine and mysis shrimp. They will also eat polychaetes, nematodes, and trematodes.