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  • Crested Weedfish

    • Description:  Resembles a piece of seaweed with a large crest on its forehead.  Its body is long, slender and very flat.  The colour can be mottled, reddish-brown to green or yellow.  There is usually a distinct dark oblique bar from eye to rear of mouth.  




    • Scientific Name: Cristiceps Aurantiacus
    • Habitat: Found around New Zealand in rock pools and to depths of 10 metres, usually amongst rock areas of seaweed
    • Temperament: Peaceful
    • Tank Age/Maturity: 100 litres At least six months old Preferably longer to establish a Pd population
    • Diet: Their food in the wild is small crustaceans and larval fish, so live food is a must. Daphnia and mosquito larvae will be eaten
    • Threatened Species: N/A
    • Special Requirements:   Require live foods as hard to wean on to frozen food. Easily outcompeted for food by faster fish, does well with seahorses and pipefish
    • Endemic: N/A
    • Size: 18cm
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