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      Hawaiian whitespotted  Puffer
      Hawaiian whitespotted Puffer

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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Canthigaster jactator
      Max. size: 9.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine ; depth range - 30 m
      Distribution: Pacific Ocean: Hawaiian Islands.
      Biology: Commonly found on lagoon and seaward reefs. Feeds on sponges, algae, detritus, tunicates, polychaetes, bryozoans, sea urchins, brittle stars, crabs, peanut worms, shrimps, zoanthids, fishes, amphipods and foraminiferans.
      Aquarium Care:Has a temperature range of 70 - 79°F (21 - 26°C) and feeds upon 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. Will nip tankmates fins. De-worming may be necessary and its teeth may also need trimming/filing.
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