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      mojoreef


      Reef Keeper

      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
      Posts: 7,855
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      Macropharyngodon meleagris
      Max. size: 15.0 cm SL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine ; depth range 0 - 30 m
      Distribution:
      Gazetteer Indo-Pacific: Cocos-Keeling Islands in the eastern Indian Ocean to western Pacific and islands of Oceania.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 11; Vertebrae: 25. Color in life of young and females whitish to greenish with irregular black spots; males orange-red with greenish yellow spots (edged in blue and black, per scale); head spotted and banded. Anterior lateral line scales with 2-4 pores. Pelvic fins short, not reaching anus.
      Biology: Inhabits subtidal reef flats and outer lagoon and seaward reefs. Usually in areas with mixed sand, rubble, and coral. Feeds mainly on gastropods, other hard-shelled prey, and foraminiferans
      Aquarium Care:Has a temperature range of 75 - 83°F (24 - 28°C) and has a natural diet of benthic invertebrate. Requires a meaty diet consisting of finely chopped clam, mussel, fish, and shrimp flesh, small snails, mysis, and enriched brine shrimp with two to three feedings per day. Should only be kept in aquaria with a deep sandbed as they bury themselves at night, and when so, may often disturb bottom dwelling corals such as brain corals. Provide a fine-grained substrate of at least 3 inches (7.5 cm) in depth. Difficult to maintain long-term.
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      Keywords: Blackspotted Wrasse

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    1. The Apprentice
      Clownfish


      Registered: April 2004
      Location: Umatilla,OR
      Posts: 1,238

      I really like this species of Leopards If adding them to your tank and you want more than one you must add the whole amount you want. A Hard wrasse to get acclimated and adjusted to aquarium life but if done properly they are a awsome addition.

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      150 gallon reef all-glass, oceanic sump
      75 gallon SPS Clam all-glass, oceanic sump,CPR hang on Refugeum
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      325 lbs live rock.AquaC skimmers,
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      Clams,lots of fish,SPS,LPS, softies,Zoos,
      Lots of Pistol shrimps some mated pairs!
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