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- Bicolor Goatfish
Information about the body shape, skeletal characteristics, how it appears, colouring etc.
Any species that look similar to this one, that may be mixed up.
30cm in the wild
Anything that lives in symbiosis, parasitic or opportunistically with it.
Tend to ignore tank mates almost as if they don't see them. Spends all it's time digging the substrate for food. Very active.
200 litres. These fish can grown very large and require plenty of open floor space as they avoid moving up in the tank.
Normal water flow required for a reef tank.
Varying levels of light are fine although it should be able to tell night from day in a low light tank.
Carnivore. Requires fresh or frozen meaty foods and will eat small invertebrates from the substrate. Also known to eat dead and decaying material.
How quickly it will grow under various conditions.
Things that adversely effect it, such as bacterial infections, parasites etc.
- Can contract and die from Cryptocaryon.
Addition things / items that are important for care in captivity.
Avoid housing with aggressive fish as this goatfish is quite docile. Can be kept with it's own species if added at same time.
Not known to harm coral.
Will eat small invertebrates and may eat snails and hermit crabs if they are small enough.
There are no visual differences between males and females. No reference has been found to their being bred in captivity.
Western Pacific Ocean
Where it is found on the natural reefs, the reef zone.
Some additional notes on it that don't fit in the above sections.