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  • Longnose Weedfish

    • Compressed body, very long snout which is pointed.  First dorsal fin is tall, short based and arises just behind the eyes.  Colour varies from reddish to brown, usually with complex markings.  Grows to 30cm.


    • Scientific Name: Heteroclinus Tristis
    • 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: Require live food as in the wild they feed on small crustaceans such as amphipods.  In the aquarium they can be fed on mysid shrimp, mosquito wrigglers, daphnia, whiteworms and hatched brineshrimp.  Will also remove parasites from large fish
    • Threatened Species: N/A
    • Special Requirements:  Keep only in a mature cycled aquarium.  Must have moderate to gentle currents as they are not strong swimmers and to enable them to feed properly.  Very hard to get to accept frozen foods  .Easily outcompeted for food by faster fish but do well with other less hardy triplefins, weedfish, pipefish and seahorses
    • Endemic: N/A
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