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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Canthigaster punctatissima
      Max. size: 9.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine ; depth range 3 - 21 m
      Distribution: Eastern Central Pacific: Guaymas, Mexico to Panama and the Galapagos Islands.
      Biology: Hides in shaded, protected recesses in rocky reefs, boulder strewn slopes and along walls. Carnivorous
      Aquarium Care:Has a temperature range of 72 - 82°F (22 - 28°C) and feeds upon filamentous algae, coralline, 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 and may nip tankmates fins.
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