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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Siganus magnificus
      Max. size: 23.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine
      Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean: Thailand, including the Similan Islands to Java, Indonesia.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 7; Anal soft rays: 9; Vertebrae: 23. Ocular band dark chocolate brown to black; a broad white arc running from isthmus and thorax to bases of 2nd - 4th dorsal spines; posterior to white band, body brown or gray dorsally, whitish below. Spines stout, not very pungent and venomous. Preopercular angle 120°; strong overlapping scales cover cheeks, 8 or 9 rows deep below center of orbit; midline of thorax fully scaled. Opening of anterior nostril borne on a very short tube which is taller posteriorly.
      Biology: Inhabits coral reefs and feeds on algae and small invertebrates. Adults occur in pairs.
      Aquarium Care:Has a temperature range of 75 - 82°F (24 - 28°C) and feeds mostly upon algae and benthic invertebrate. Even though an omnivore, they are excellent herbivores and require a large amount of vegetable matter in their diet. In fact, they are one of the better hair alga consumers. Requires a varied diet made up of mostly vegetable matter, especially some Spirulina flake and some nori (dried seaweed/kelp). Should receive at least several feedings per day. They are easy to feed, none aggressive, and resistant to poor water quality. Keep in mind they have venomous dorsal and anal fins, similar to lionfish, and care must be taken in their handling. Not safe with some soft corals, such as Xenia. One per tank unless a mated pair.
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