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      Margarita Puffer

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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Canthigaster margaritata
      Max. size: 31.2 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine ; depth range - 0 m
      Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea, Inhaca Island in Mozambique, Sri Lanka, and Ogasawara Islands.
      Biology: Common in tide pools near reefs and in shallow reef areas. Skin near dorsal and ventral ridge can be inflated, e.g. during territorial display among males
      Aquarium Care:Has a temperature range of 77 to 82°F (25 - 28°C) and feeds upon benthic invertebrate, algae, and sponges. Requires an enriched meaty diet with some vegetable matter, e.g., brine shrimp, earthworms, tubifex, worms, chunky fish and shrimp flesh, and should also have some fresh greens to graze upon. They may graze upon coralline algae and are not safe with tubeworms and/or, can become fin-nippers. Require numerous daily feedings and plenty of swimming space. Will chew on anything it can get into its mouth, including aquarium equipment. May need to be dewormed and have their teeth filed to prevent overgrowth, which will inhibit their ability to eat. Poisonous to eat.
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