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      mojoreef


      Reef Keeper

      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
      Posts: 7,855
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      Scientific Name:Xanthichthys mento
      Max. size: 29.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine ; depth range 3 - 100 m
      Distribution: Western Pacific: southern Japan and the Ryukyu, Izu, Marcus, Wake and Hawaiian islands. Eastern Pacific: southern California, USA and the Pitcairn, Easter, Revillagigedo, Clipperton, and the Galapagos islands.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 29-32; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 26-29. Males are straw-yellow with each scale outlined in black creating a crosshatched appearance, and a red tail with neon submarginal blue band. Females are also crosshatched, but with a slate gray to blue ground color and tail.
      Biology: Found mainly around oceanic islands and near reefs along the continental coasts. Found in schools in seaward reefs above drop-offs
      Aquarium Care:Has a temperature range of 68 - 81°F (20 - 27°C) and has a natural diet that consists mainly of zooplankton. 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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      Keywords: Redtail Trigger

  1.   Wed October 4, 2006 9:17am
    1. pactrop
      New Forum member!


      Registered: May 2006
      Location: Honolulu, HI
      Posts: 6

      commonly known as the crosshatch trigger.
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  1.   Mon December 4, 2006 6:20am Rating: 9.00 
    1. Dr. Dee
      Free your mind


      Registered: October 2003
      Location: Bakersfield,Ca
      Posts: 794

      Nice reef fish also!

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  1.   Tue January 30, 2007 7:49pm Rating: 10.00 
    1. matts125
      Brittle Starfish


      Registered: June 2005
      Location: vancouver wa
      Posts: 2,151

      Beautiful!!!

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