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  • John Dory

    • A very thin, disc shaped fish.  Body and fins are olive brown with green-brown wavy stripes and a golden sheen.  A large central dark spot ringed with silver is present on each side of the body.  Its pelvic, and in particular dorsal, fin rays are elongated and they have a very large, extendable mouth.  .

    • Scientific Name: Zeus Faber
    • Habitat: Found around the coastline at depths of 0 – 300 metres, but are uncommon south of Cook Strait
    • Temperament: Predatory they have a huge mouth.
    • Tank Age/Maturity: 500 litres and at least six months
    • Diet: Should be fed live foods to start with as take a while to accept dead foods, then feed fish, mussels, prawn and meaty foods
    • Threatened Species: N/A
    • Special Requirements: Lots of room to swim
    • Endemic: N/A
    • Size: 60cm
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