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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Abudefduf abdominalis
      Max. size: 30.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 1 - 50 m
      Distribution: Eastern Central Pacific: Midway Islands and Hawaii southward to central Polynesia.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-15; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 13-15. Similar to A. bengalensis but has fewer vertical stripes, a black blotch on the posterior base of the dorsal and anal fins, and pointed caudal fin lobes.
      Biology: A schooling species found in quiet waters with rocky bottoms in inshore and offshore reefs; juveniles sometimes found in surge pools. Feeds on a variety of algae and zooplankton. Used as food by the Hawaiians
      Aquarium Care:Most damselfishes are extremely hardy, colorful, lively, and inexpensive. They are generally very territorial and will eat most foods. It is recommended they not be added to community aquariums until after all the more peaceful fishes have been placed into the system.Has a temperature range of 72 - 82°F (22 - 28°C). Natural diet consists of algae and zooplankton. Can be quite aggressive. Requires a meaty diet with some algae and two or three feedings per day.
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