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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Chromis margaritifer
      Max. size: 9.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 2 - 20m
      Distribution: Pacific Ocean: Christmas Island and northwestern Australia in the eastern Indian Ocean to as far east as the Line and Tuamoto Islands.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 11-12. This fish is dark brown, nearly black, with caudal peduncle and caudal fin abruptly white. Its caudal fin lobes end in two filaments. A black spot is at the base of the pectoral fin. Dorsal fin spine tips blue.
      Biology: Usually seen singly or in small groups on coastal reefs, amongst mixed algae-coral reef or rocky reefs. Found on exposed seaward reefs; less abundant in lagoons and channels. Feeds on zooplankton
      Aquarium Care:These are schooling and peaceful damselfishes, and basically an open water feeder. They should be kept in schools/shoals of three or more. Feed a varied diet a few times daily. Meaty foods such as vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, flake foods high in vegetable matter, and other quality frozen foods are the preferred foodstuffs. Has a temperature range of 72 - 82°F (22 - 28°C). Natural diet consists mostly of zooplankton

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