Found in the Indo-Pacific Ocean in the area of East Africa, this fish is a very popular, much sought after, rarity. A dark brown fish with two white, black outlined bands, one behind the eye and the other at mid-dorsal. Its face is a light orange, while the caudal fin is a yellowish-brown with a white band running along one side. This is a beautiful fish and a good choice for a beginning aquarist.
Size: 1" to 3"
Tank: min. 55 gallon
Temperament: Semi-Aggressive. They get even more territorial and aggressive as they age.
Food: (Omnivore) Need a varied diet including fresh mysid shrimp, raw shrimp, silversiders, algae and any of the prepared diets. Feed small amounts several times a day. If it is in a well-established reef system, feeding on a seldom basis is better, as they are getting nutrition from the reef system.
Adaptation: This fish does very well in an aquarium. It needs room to swim at the bottom, but it does not need anemones to survive, although they do make the acclimation process easier on the fish.
Compatibility: Should be kept with moderately aggressive tank-mates, as they will pick on the less aggressive and the small. In the wild they live with Bubble, Long Tentacle and Carpet Anemones. If an anemone is in the tank, this fish will take whatever it is feed down to the anemone and share it.
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