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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Pseudocheilinus octotaenia
      Max. size: 14.0 cm SL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine ; depth range 2 - 50 m
      Gazetteer Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Hawaiian and Ducie islands, north to the Yaeyama Island.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 9-10. Identified by the eight longitudinal lines along the body.
      Biology: Inhabits among rubble or live corals of seaward reef, usually in caves and crevices with rich invertebrate growth to at least 40 m depth. Feeds mainly on benthic crustaceans, but also takes small mollusks, echinoids (sea urchins), fish eggs, and crab larvae
      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 enriched fish or shrimp flesh, mysis, and enriched brine shrimp with two to three feedings per day. Very secretive, and should have sufficient hiding places. Can eat the parasitic snails that infest Tridacna clams. A good jumper
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