This fish likes to inhabit anywhere there are abundant sea fans, such as the outer reef slopes and inshore corals reefs of the Eastern Indian and Western Pacific Oceans. It is a golden yellow with bluish-purple spots on its face. Some will have dark diffuse blotches on the sides of its body. As this fish ages, its colors will fade and it will become more aggressive. This hardy, colorful and lively fish is a rare find.
Size: 1" to 2"; can get up to 3"
No. in Tank: One
Tank: min. 30 gallons
Food: (Omnivore) It eats zoo-plankton in the wild. In the aquarium, feed both meat and veggie items. This fish will eat most foods offered. Feed small amounts (what it can eat within 3 to 5 minutes), 2 to 3 times a day.
Adaptation: Do not introduce this fish until all of the more peaceful tank-mates have been established. It needs plenty of hiding spots and room to swim. To fully acclimate will take a minimum of two hours.
Compatibility: This fish will not disrupt a reef system or demolish invertebrates, making it ideal for a reef aquarium. It does best with larger fish, yet will harass fish many times its own size. No peaceful tank-mates.