Once they reach adulthood, tropical cerapicta will spend a good part of their time tending to their young or hunting for brightly colored things like themselves. They mate for life and one of their favorite activity to do with their partners is to build different shelters or sandcastles even if at the end of the day they return to their coral reef homes. Masters of water manipulation the tropical cerapicta will skillfully change the flow of water when hunting for starfish, flipping their prey and disorienting it completely. They also use this technique to move around rubble or to just playfully push a crab off its perch. Tropical cerapicta prefer to stick to their kind, but this does not stop them from competing with nearby zeratus while hunting for shiny things. They seem to be especially infuriated by these crabs and will stop at nothing from prying a shiny stone off of a zeratus sandcastle, even if it means making a trip on land while using their water magic to help them survive.
Known for their vividly colored bodies, tropical cerapicta are small, zealous creatures found in the shallow-water coral reefs near the Callisto Islands. They feed exclusively on starfish, which makes them beneficial for the corals. Not only do they rid their home of its natural predators, but they also keep it clean of any rubble that may find its way into the area. They use water magic to push things around, and on some occasions, to prank other creatures. Whilst small in size, the cerapicta are ferocious 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. Although many prefer to keep away from these creatures, dedicated sailors consider them useful companions. If coaxed with enough common starfish treats, the tropical cerapicta can be trained to push and even power vessels.
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