Adult common cerapicta spend a good part of their time tending for their young, providing them with food or hunting for brightly colored things like themselves. The common cerapicta mate for life and the constant need to build different shelters or sandcastles together is what keeps them interested in each other. Masters of water manipulation the common cerapicta will change the flow of water when hunting for parasites that hide in the sand. They also use this technique to move around rubble or to disturb the fish swimming nearby, changing their trajectory completely, spinning, and disorienting them. Common cerapicta prefer to stick to their kind, but this does not stop them from competing with the other creatures living in the pond. They hoard the gold that is thrown into the pond and have the habit of stealing it from other creatures when they do not pay attention simply for decorating their sandcastles.
Known for their vividly colored bodies, common cerapicta are small, zealous creatures found in freshwater ponds. Adapted to the pond climate and the lack of starfish, the common cerapicta feed exclusively on parasites. Along with keeping the other pond residents free of parasites, the common cerapicta also take it upon themselves to keep the area clean of any rubble. Using water magic, they push and pull things around to their liking, and on some occasions, they even move other creatures. Whilst small in size, the cerapicta are brave creatures. Barely reaching five centimeters in height, they will take on creatures that are up to six times bigger than them, knowing they can count on their potent water manipulation abilities. Magis who travel wide masses of water consider them useful companions. If given enough treats, a group of common cerapicta can be trained to push and even power small vessels.
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