Squirrel Fish

Squirrel Fish

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Neoniphon samara

Due to variations within species, your item may not look
identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between
individual specimen

Care Level: Easy

Temperament: Peaceful

Color Form: Orange, Red,
White, Yellow

Diet: Carnivore

Reef Compatible: With
Caution

Water Conditions: 72-78?
F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025

Max. Size: 9"

Venomous: Yes

Origin: Maldives, Sri
Lanka

Family: Holocentridae

Minimum Tank Size: 70
gallons

 

The Sammara Squirrelfish, also known as the Bloodspot
Squirrelfish, Soldierfish, or the Spotfin Squirrelfish. The Bloodspot
Squirrelfish is the most common squirrelfish of the genus Neophion found in
shallow areas. The stiated red stripes on this fishes silvery body accent the
golden yellow on its upper body, tail, pectoral and anal fins.

A 70 gallon or larger aquarium with large amounts of live
rock, hiding places, and swimming room is recommended. As a schooling fish it
will do well with others of its own species as long as there is adequate hiding
locations and adequate space. It will eat small fishes that it can fit in its
mouth, invertebrates such as worms, crustaceans, and serpent stars. It is a
nocturnal fish and hides while the lights are on.

 

When first introduced into the aquarium, live saltwater
feeder shrimp should be used to entice this fish to eat. The diet should vary
between live feeder shrimps, freeze-dried shrimps, chopped marine meat