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      Reef Keeper

      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name:Rhinecanthus rectangulus
      Max. size: 30.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine ; depth range 0 - 20 m
      Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea south to East London, South Africa and eastward through Indonesia to the Marquesan Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe Island.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 22-25; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 20-22. Body orange-brown above; head and belly white; soft dorsal, anal and pectoral fins pale; caudal fin dusky.
      Biology: Occur in shallow outer reefs subject to surge. Commonly found over barren rock or the spur-and-groove zone where there is a mixture of bare rock, rubble, and coral. Feed on algae, detritus, mollusks, crustaceans, worms, echinoderms, fishes, sponges, foraminiferans, and eggs. Territorial. Oviparous
      Aquarium Care:Has a temperature range of 72 - 81°F (22 - 27°C) and has a natural diet of zooplankton, small fishes, and benthic invertebrate. Requires a meaty diet, including fortified brine shrimp, mysis, chopped fish or shrimp flesh, and meaty type frozen carnivore foods with two or three feedings per day. May be fairly peaceful as a juvenile, yet can get more aggressive with age.
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      Rating: ********** 10.00
      Keywords: Wedgetail Trigger

  1.   Mon March 7, 2005 6:20am Rating: 10.00 

    1. This is the most aggressive trigger I have ever owned.Rules my tank with an iron fin.He chases my sohal tang .Say no more.
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