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      Reef Keeper

      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name:Sufflamen fraenatum
      Max. size: 38.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; oceanodromous; marine ; depth range 8 - 186 m
      Distribution: Indo-Pacific: East Africa south to Natal, South Africa and east to the Hawaiian, Marquesas and Tuamoto islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe Island.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 27-31; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 24-28. Juveniles sand-colored with numerous thin black pinstripes; adult males with an oblique yellow band from the corner of mouth backward and another under the chin.
      Biology: Found over sand and rubble patches of seaward reefs. Feed on echinoids, fishes, mollusks, tunicates, crustaceans, algae, polychaete worms, foraminiferans and detritus. 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
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