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      Reef Keeper

      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
      Posts: 7,855
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      Scientific Name: Belacatinus genie
      Max. size: 4.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine
      Distribution: Western Central Atlantic: Bahamas and Grand Cayman Island.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7-8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 10-11. Whitish with two black stripes, one middorsal and the other lateral on head but passing to lower side on body, both ending in caudal fin; pale band separating two black stripes bright yellow on head, this band narrowing as it passes anteriorly, forming a V on top of snout with band of other side.
      Biology: Found on live coral. Removes ectoparasites from other fishes. Has been reared in captivity
      Aquarium Care: Prefer a water temperature between 71 to 82°F (21 - 28°C), yet can withstand water temperature into mid 60's and into the high 80's. Natural diet consists mainly of zooplankton. Requires a meaty diet, i.e., enriched brine shrimp, mysis, finely chopped fish or shrimp flesh, and other various frozen carnivore foods, with one or two feedings per day. They should not be housed with aggressive fishes such as groupers, dottybacks, triggerfishes or aggressive angelfishes
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  1.   Sun July 24, 2005 6:06pm Rating: 10.00 
    1. The Apprentice

      Registered: April 2004
      Location: Umatilla,OR
      Posts: 1,238

      Never have more than 2 In a Tank, Put them both in at the same time they love to Clean Tangs and all Fish in the reef they will eat Nori as well and tend to swim up to your Hand and clean that as well !

      150 gallon reef all-glass, oceanic sump
      75 gallon SPS Clam all-glass, oceanic sump,CPR hang on Refugeum
      PFO light sets
      325 lbs live rock.AquaC skimmers,
      Mag drive pumps
      Clams,lots of fish,SPS,LPS, softies,Zoos,
      Lots of Pistol shrimps some mated pairs!
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