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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Amblyglyphidodon curacao
      Max. size: 11.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 1 - 40 m
      Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Rowley Shoals and Malaysia to Samoa, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to the Great Barrier Reef; throughout Micronesia.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 13-15. Several geographical variations. Indonesian populations green with dusky bars when adult. Irian Jaya fish maybe more silvery with greenish bars that ranges from Japan to eastern Australia.
      Biology: Inhabits lagoons, coastal embayments, reef passages and outer reefs. Juveniles often found among Sarcophyton and Sinularia soft corals. Feeding aggregations are frequently observed over growths of the staghorn coral Acropora. Feeds on zooplankton and filamentous algae. The stomach contents of a specimen included larval crabs and shrimps, fish eggs, and algae.
      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 zooplankton and algae. May also feed on benthic invertebrate. Requires a meaty diet with some algae and two or three feedings per day
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