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  1. Wetty

    Wetty Rockford Fosgate Fish

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    Can sumone give me a lil more info about this lil fish....google doenst help much
     
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    Interesting fish


    Gumdrop Coral Croucher

    The Gumdrop Coral Croucher resembles a goby and is actually a member of the scorpionfish family. These fish are native to the reefs in the Coral Sea. They are often found in and about both hard and soft corals. This fish is gray/white in color with many red dots covering the body. The entire body is covered with small hair-like appendages which gives this fish a fuzzy appearance. The spines on the dorsal fins of this fish are venomous. If you are stung, the reaction may be similar to a bee sting only a little stronger.
    It requires a 10 gallon or larger aquarium preferably with branching coral. It will rarely become aggressive towards other fish, but will fight with its own kind in smaller aquarium. Therefore, it is best if it is kept with other docile species.
    It is common for Gumdrop Coral Croucher to spawn in an aquarium. Caution should be exercised if the aquarium contains Acropora sp. or similar SPS corals. They will lay their eggs on the underside of the coral's branch, which will cause tissue recession in that area of the coral. However, under good conditions, the coral will regenerate the lost tissue.
    The diet of the Gumdrop Coral Croucher should consist of a variety of brine shrimp, frozen mysis shrimp, table shrimp, and frozen food preparations for carnivores. If housed in a reef aquarium with live branching corals, it needs to be fed once a day by target feeding the fish. If housed in an aquarium without substrate, it will require several feedings per day.





    Source: Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Gumdrop Coral Croucher
     
  4. Wetty

    Wetty Thread Starter Rockford Fosgate Fish

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    Fanx...I bought one for the GF...but cudnt find much info on it
     
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    Puppy Lives for SPS

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    Nice info Warr.
    I see that the SPS part is mentioned.I always look out for them when buying sps corals.
    They gave me lots of headaches and some coral losses.
     
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    lol warr, it seems i am not the only one who uses liveaquaria.com to get info on livestock i am interested in :)
     
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