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      Reef Keeper

      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name:Sufflamen chrysopterum
      Max. size: 30.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine ; depth range 1 - 30 m
      Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa south to the Chalumna River, South Africa and east to Samoa, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe Island. Replaced by closely related Sufflamen albicaudatus in the Red Sea.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 26-28; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 23-26. Juveniles dark brown above, white below. Adult variable in color; the bar running through the pectoral base can either be yellow or black, and some individuals may be largely yellowish posteriorly.
      Biology: Occur in shallow lagoon and seaward reefs. Solitary and territorial. Feed on a wide variety of invertebrates
      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
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