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      Yellowstripe Wormfish

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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Gunnellichthys viridescens
      Max. size: 7.2 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 21 m
      Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Seychelles, Maldives, and the Great Barrier Reef; Carolines and Marshalls in Micronesia. Reported from the Persian Gulf.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 20-21; Dorsal soft rays (total): 38-41; Anal soft rays: 36-40
      Biology: Inhabits sand and rubble bottoms
      Aquarium Care: This species prefers temperatures of 72-83ºF (22-28ºC). The natural diet of the Yellowstripe Wormfish consists mainly of benthic and pelagic crustaceans. Feed a varied meaty diet, such as enriched brine shrimp, mysis, finely chopped fish or shrimp flesh, and other various frozen carivore foods, with one or two feedings per day. Best kept with peaceful tankmates. A refugium may be beneficial. Rarely seen in the hobby.
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