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This peaceful and timid species should be housed in a spacious aquarium with a minimum of 30 gallons. A substrate of loose coral rubble and a tight-fitting lid should be provided to prevent it from jumping out of the tank. Additionally, it is important to note that even though this species is generally peaceful, it is territorial and may become aggressive towards other fish. It is possible to keep more than one in the same tank, but only if they are a mated pair. To ensure the best results, it is important to monitor the interactions between the fish and separate them if needed.
This species of fish is an omnivore, and its diet should be varied to ensure it is getting all the essential nutrients it needs. It feeds on a variety of tiny crustaceans in the substrate as well as filamentous algae. In the home aquarium, a diet consisting of vitamin-enriched brine shrimp (live or frozen), mysis shrimp, prepared foods for herbivores, as well as nori strips should be offered. If the aquarium lacks macroalgae growth, then more frequent feedings may be required. It should be fed at least three times per day, with the amount adjusted based on the amount of natural live food found within the aquarium. To ensure the health of your fish, it is important to provide a balanced, varied diet.
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