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      Valentinni's sharpnose puffer
      Valentinni's sharpnose puffer

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      mojoreef


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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Canthigaster valentini
      Max. size: 11.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine ; depth range 1 - 55 m
      Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea south to Durban, South Africa and east to the Tuamoto Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe Island. Throughout Micronesia.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 9. Side with two prominent dark bars extending to belly.
      Biology: Found among coral heads and rocks of subtidal lagoon and seaward reefs. Feeds mainly on filamentous green and red algae, tunicates, and on smaller amounts of corals, bryozoans, polychaetes, echinoderms, mollusks, and brown and coralline red algae. Forms shoals (10-100 or more) often with the filefish, Paraluteres prionurus (about 5% of shoal) mimicking C. valentini to protect it from predators. Territorial and haremic; males spawn with a different female each day
      Aquarium Care:Has a temperature range of 77 to 82°F (22 - 28°C) and feeds upon benthic invertebrate and algae. 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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      Keywords: Valentinni's sharpnose puffer

  1.   Sun July 24, 2005 2:20am Rating: 9.00 
    1. mauidiver01
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      Registered: April 2005
      Location: Roseville CA
      Posts: 10

      I used to have one of these guys they are loaded with carecter and are a lot of fun
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