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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Nemanthias carberryi
      Max. size: 13.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 4 - 30 m
      Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: widespread in the area, east to the Maldives and south to South Africa.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-17; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7. Juveniles with 12 dorsal spines, the first of which is small and disappears with growth. The first nd second dorsal spines are prolonged in this species, and the upper lip of adults is thick and pointed.
      Biology: Found in groups off outer reef slopes. Feed on zooplankton. Protogynous hermaphrodite.
      Aquarium Care: Provide strong water movement, good water quality, plenty of hiding places and non-aggressive tankmates. Does best in a group with 1 male and 8+ females. May need live foods like brine shrimp to induce feeding behavior, or introducing into an aquarium with an established group of less aggressive anthias may help its acclimation. Can be kept in either a deep water or shallow water tank.
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