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      mojoreef


      Reef Keeper

      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
      Posts: 7,530
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      Labroides dimidiatus
      Max. size: 11.5 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 4 years
      Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine ; depth range 1 - 40 m
      Distribution:
      Gazetteer Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Line, Marquesan, and Ducie islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe and Rapa islands; throughout Micronesia.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 10. Often with yellow back in deep water. Scales on lateral line: 50-52 ( 2 past hypural).
      Biology: Inhabits coral rich areas of inner lagoons and subtidal reef flats to seaward reefs. Feeds on crustacean ectoparasites and mucus of other fishes . Stays in stations where other fish come to be cleaned. Cleaning intensity is not related to client size or commonness. Cleaning stations are occupied by a pair of adults, a group of juveniles or a group of females accompanied by a dominant male where a female becomes a functional male if the dominant male disappears. Some adults solitary and territorial. An unfamiliar visitor is usually greeted by dance-like movements with the tail maneuvering the back part of the body up and down. Juveniles behave this way when divers approach closely
      Aquarium Care:Has a temperature range of 75 - 83°F (24 - 28°C) and has a natural diet of skin parasites. Usually does not fare well in aquariums unless there is a large population of fishes willing to be cleaned. May accept some meaty foodstuffs, and if so, requires numerous feeding per day. Probably the best for use in aquariums, however, still difficult to maintain properly.
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      Keywords: Bluestreaked Cleaner Wrasse

  1.   Thu January 20, 2005 3:11am Rating: 7.00 

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  1.   Sat April 7, 2007 11:14am Rating: 10.00 
    1. The Apprentice
      Clownfish


      Registered: April 2004
      Location: Umatilla,OR
      Posts: 1,174

      Check out the cool article on this wrasse in the April/May 07 Coral magazine by Professor Ellen Thaler see page 78 thru 87 A very good read.
      Jeff

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      150 gallon reef all-glass, oceanic sump
      75 gallon SPS Clam all-glass, oceanic sump,CPR hang on Refugeum
      PFO light sets
      325 lbs live rock.AquaC skimmers,
      Mag drive pumps
      Clams,lots of fish,SPS,LPS, softies,Zoos,
      Lots of Pistol shrimps some mated pairs!
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  1.   Thu January 28, 2010 9:14am
    1. royalreef
      Copepod


      Registered: September 2009
      Location: Royal City USA, WA
      Posts: 69

      great fish I have mine for 8 months already.

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      72 Bow front tank LPS corals only.
      155 Bow front Finally Ready Moving everything in 2 weeks!!!

      My 72 Bow Front and 29 Bio Cube
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