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  • Blue Maomao

    • Bright blue as an adult, but silver with yellow spots and fins as a youngster.



    • Scientific Name: Scorpis violacea,
    • Habitat: Usually found in reef areas of broken rock. From rock pools and sub-tidal areas down to 30 metres around the eastern side of the Upper North Island
    • Temperament: Peaceful, easy to keep and recommended in a large enough tank.
    • Tank Age/Maturity: At least 6 months old and preferably 600 litres, when caught as 2.5cm youngsters can attain 10cm+ in their first year.
    • Diet: Readily accept all foods; live and frozen pods, mysid shrimp, raw mussel, prawn
    • Threatened Species: N/A
    • Special Requirements: Need room to swim,
    • Endemic: N/A
    • Size: 25-35cm
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