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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name:Rhinecanthus aculeatus
      Max. size: 30.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine ; depth range - 50 m
      Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea south to South Africa and east to the Hawaiian, Marquesan, and Tuamoto islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe Island; throughout Micronesia. Eastern Atlantic: Senegal to South Africa.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 23-26; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 21-23
      Biology: Commonly found in subtidal reef flats and shallow protected lagoons. Territorial. Feed on algae, detritus, mollusks, crustaceans, worms, sea urchins, fishes, corals, tunicates, forams, and eggs. Oviparous. Sleep on its side; makes a whirring noise when alarmed
      Aquarium Care:Has a temperature range of 72 - 81°F (22 - 27°C) and has a natural diet of zooplankton, small fishes, benthic invertebrate and some algae. Requires a varied diet, including fortified brine shrimp, mysis, other meaty type frozen foods and some green algae such as kelp or Spirulina flake. Should have two or three feedings per day. May be fairly peaceful as a juvenile, yet can get more aggressive with age. Should be housed with similar sized fishes and in nothing less than a 55 gallon aquarium.
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