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This fish has a unique feature in comparison to other species; its dorsal fins contain spines that are venomous. Be aware that if you are stung by one of these spines, the reaction may be more intense than a bee sting. It is important to be cautious when handling this species of fish, as their venomous spines can cause intense pain and irritation. Additionally, it is important to seek medical attention if you are stung by one of these spines as the reaction may be more severe than a typical bee sting.
This fish species is relatively easy to care for, as long as the proper conditions are met. It requires a 10 gallon or larger aquarium preferably with branching coral. Additionally, it is recommended that the aquarium is adequately decorated with plenty of rocks and hiding places. It will rarely become aggressive towards other fish, but will fight with its own kind in smaller aquariums. Therefore, it is best if it is kept with other docile species. Furthermore, it is important to provide regular water changes, a varied diet, and plenty of swimming space. With these conditions in place, this fish is a great addition to any home aquarium.
It is common for Spotted Coral Croucher to spawn in an aquarium. If the aquarium contains Acropora sp. or similar SPS corals, care should be exercised in order to avoid tissue recession. However, under good conditions, the coral will regenerate lost tissue.