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      mojoreef


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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Chaetodon lunula
      Max. size: 20.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 30 m
      Distribution: Indo-Pacific = East Africa to the Hawaiian, Marquesan, and Ducie islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe and Rapa Islands; throughout Micronesia. Southeast Atlantic = East London, South Africa.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 10-14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 20-25; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 17-20
      Biology: A nocturnal species that is usually in pairs or small groups in shallow reef flats of lagoon and seaward reefs to depths of over 30 m. Juveniles occur among rocks of inner reef flats and in tide pools. Adults feed mainly on nudibranchs, tubeworm tentacles, and other benthic invertebrates, also feeds on algae and coral polyps. Oviparous.
      Aquarium Care: Provide with plenty of hiding places. Cannot be kept with invertebrates. It will attack and consume large stinging anemones. Keep one to a tank, unless introducing together in a larger system. Once this species begins to accept captive foods, it will eagerly eat. Offer a variety of foods in order for the fish to maintain color and health. If initially refusing to eat, a small anemone can be placed in the tank, offer brine shrimp or a freshly opened clam.
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      Keywords: Raccoon Butterflyfish

  1.   Fri October 21, 2005 9:17pm Rating: 10.00 

    1. Had one and it was awesome.
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  1.   Sat January 29, 2011 9:53pm Rating: 1.00 
    1. nadzack
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