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Sammara Squirrelfish
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Sammara Squirrelfish (Neoniphon sammara)
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Quick Stats

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
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Overview

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 meats.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1" to 2"; Medium: 2" to 3"; Large: 3" to 5"

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