A rare and wonderful fish with a yellow body, outlined in yellowish-orange, with light grey-blue diagonal lines and tiny spots inside; a yellow eye band outlined in black; a black peduncle spot encircled in white and a dark streak on its tail. Native to the Western Pacific, specifically Australia's coastal areas and The Great Barrier Reef.
Size: med. 2" to 3"; lg. 3" to 4"
No. in Tank: Usually swim in pairs, can live singularly
Tank: min. 100 gallon
Food: (Corallivore) In the aquarium, this fish has a difficult time adjusting to "captive" food. In the wild, it survives on a strict diet of corals and algae. To induce eating, try coating a coral skeleton with mashed meats. Once adjusted, a varied diet of live brine, mysid shrimp, live black-worms and fresh clams in the shell. Patience is essential with this fish.
Adaptation: Must have live rock and a heavy growth of algae in the tank for this fish, as it will not only refuse to acclimate, it will refuse to live. Acclimation will also go more smoothly with peaceful tank-mates and high water quality; which is always a must for this fish.
Compatibility: No reef systems, only community aquariums with exceptionally peaceful tank-mates. In a reef tank, this fish will eat all types of coral.
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