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Australian Stripey (Microcanthus strigatus)

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Quick, friendly, and brimming with personality, these rare Australian Stripeys are a delight to observe in any home aquarium. Preferring to school, these vibrant fish are peaceful yet far from timid. Be among the first hobbyists to enjoy a thriving group of Stripeys in your showcase aquarium!

Although sometimes classified with Butterflyfish, the Australian Stripey is actually a Sea Chub, distinguished by its deep, compressed body and striking black and yellow slanting stripes. This species inhabits rocky and coral reefs in protected coastal and estuarine waters around Hawaii, Japan, China, New Caledonia, and Australia.

As an omnivore, the Australian Stripey eagerly consumes frozen and freeze-dried diets containing algae, along with dried algae and vitamin-enriched frozen mysis and brine shrimp.

Are stripey fish reef safe?
These fish make awesome additions to any Fish Only tank or SPS reef. Listed as reef safe with caution, these fish may pick at LPS corals, but should leave SPS and soft corals alone. They have become of great interest for most hobbyists, because of their ability to voraciously decimate Aiptesia populations.
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Quick, friendly, and brimming with personality, these rare Australian Stripeys are a delight to observe in any home aquarium. Preferring... Read more

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$249.99$159.99 Excl. VAT

    Description

    Quick, friendly, and brimming with personality, these rare Australian Stripeys are a delight to observe in any home aquarium. Preferring to school, these vibrant fish are peaceful yet far from timid. Be among the first hobbyists to enjoy a thriving group of Stripeys in your showcase aquarium!

    Although sometimes classified with Butterflyfish, the Australian Stripey is actually a Sea Chub, distinguished by its deep, compressed body and striking black and yellow slanting stripes. This species inhabits rocky and coral reefs in protected coastal and estuarine waters around Hawaii, Japan, China, New Caledonia, and Australia.

    As an omnivore, the Australian Stripey eagerly consumes frozen and freeze-dried diets containing algae, along with dried algae and vitamin-enriched frozen mysis and brine shrimp.

    Are stripey fish reef safe?
    These fish make awesome additions to any Fish Only tank or SPS reef. Listed as reef safe with caution, these fish may pick at LPS corals, but should leave SPS and soft corals alone. They have become of great interest for most hobbyists, because of their ability to voraciously decimate Aiptesia populations.

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