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Myripristis sp.The Big Eyed Squirrel Fish (Myripristis species) is also known as the 'Blotcheye Soldierfish', 'Red Squirrelfish' and just 'Bigeye'. This fish can grow up to 9 inches in length. As their name suggests, they have large eyes and down turned mouth, the Big Eyed Squirrel fish appears to be constantly frowning. A small group is suitable as long as there are adequate hiding locations and space in the aquarium. It is a nocturnal fish, hiding while the lights are on, and swimming in the darkness in search of food. It will eat invertebrates such as worms (including fireworms), crustaceans and serpent stars. When first introduced into the aquarium, live saltwater feeder shrimp should be used to entice this fish to eat. The diet varies between live feeder shrimp, freeze dried shrimp, and chopped marine meats that will move in the water column.