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Created: Sep 06, 2010, modified: Jan 13, 2012, overall rating: 0.000

Red Sea - Reef - day - single - omnivorous - snorkeling / scuba diving - 5 / 25 m depth

Ostraciidae. The name of those funny fish were due to firm shell, consisting of bony plates and covering their bodies. Therefore, they swim slowly, using, as a rule, only anal and dorsal fins, and only when absolutely necessary to help his tail. Feed variety of animals and plants that live on coral. Some species under stress is likely to release a poisonous toxin. The poison is deadly to other fish species, but can be deadly for them if they are in a small volume of water.

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