Not Reef Tank Suitable
Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable
Range: Indian Ocean to the East Coast of Africa
Size: 8 inches - 20 cm
Natural Environment: Inhabits coral reefs at a depth of 3 to 80 feet (1 - 25 m)
General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 72 - 82°F (22 - 28°C) and natural diet consists mainly of coral polyps and algae. Provide sufficient rock/cave areas and coral rubble areas. Requires a variety of enriched meaty and green frozen foods with numerous feedings per day. Considered a poor choice for aquariums. Rarely seen in the trade.
Aquarium Suitability: A fish-only aquarium species