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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name:Coris batuensis
      Max. size: 17.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine
      Distribution: Indo-Pacific: East Africa to Marshall Islands, north to southern Japan, south to the Great Barrier Reef and Tonga.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 11. Greenish with pink markings on dark substrate. Very pale when on white sand substrates and dorsal spots is lost in large males.
      Biology: Inhabits clear lagoon and seaward reefs to over 15 m. Feeds on small crabs and gastropods.
      Aquarium care: Has a temperature range of 72 - 83°F (22 - 28°C) and has a natural diet of benthic invertebrate, usually hard-shelled invertebrates. Requires a meaty diet, including chopped fish and shrimp flesh, fortified brine shrimp, mysis, black worms and other meaty type frozen foods, with two or three feedings per day. Has a habit of turning over rubble, therefore can damage plate corals. Will also eat snails, urchins, sea stars, brittle stars, shrimp, clams, and worms of all kinds. A burrowing species, therefore provide a fine-grained substrate of at least 3 inches (7.5 cm) in depth. Rarely seen in the trade
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