Not Reef Tank Suitable
Not Suitable for Fish-Only Tank
Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Cocos-Keeling Island east to Indonesia and Fiji, north to Southern Japan and south to New Caledonia.
Size: 5 inches (12 cm)
Natural Environment: Inhabits shallow areas encompassing rich coral growths in depths between 10 to 50 feet (3 – 15 m) and feeds exclusively on Acropora polyps.
General Husbandry: Quite attractive, as its body has numerous alternating whitish and grey to purple chevon-shaped bars, and three dark brown bars on the head, with one running through the eye.
Nevertheless, because it feed solely on live coral polyps, its best this species not be collected for the aquarium trade.
FYI: Experience Level: Professional
Coral Safe: No
Invertebrate Safe: With caution
Temperature Range: 74 - 82°F (23 – 28°C)