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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Canthigaster bennetti
      Max. size: 10.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine ; depth range 1 - 12 m
      Distribution: Indo-Pacific: East Africa south to Port Alfred, South Africa and east to Tuamoto Islands, north to southern Taiwan, south to New South Wales. Throughout Micronesia. Reported from Tanabe Bay, Japan.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 8-10. Less than 30 small brown dots on side of caudal peduncle.
      Biology: Inhabits inner reef flats and sheltered lagoons. Feeds mainly on filamentous green algae and to a lesser extent on fleshy and coralline red algae and on benthic invertebrates
      Aquarium Care:Has a temperature range of 72 - 82°F (22 - 28°C) and natural diet consists filamentous green algae and benthic invertebrate. Requires an enriched meaty diet with some vegetable matter, e.g., brine shrimp, earthworms, tubifex, worms, finely chopped fish and shrimp flesh, and should also have some fresh greens to graze upon. Requires numerous daily feedings. May nip tankmate's fins.
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