Blackeye Thicklip

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Blackeye Thicklip

This species is known as Blackeye Thicklip and the correct latin name is Hemigymnus melapterus. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Wrasses family. (e) It's origin is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

Although this fish is peaceful, it is not recommended for home aquariums.

Blackeye Thicklip can grow up to 90 cm what is approximately 35 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 10800cm2 of water surface which is approximately 1674 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums that are very large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is difficult to keep the Blackeye Thicklip fish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The pH levels shouldn't be outside of 8.0 - 8.3 since most marine fish are used to the mentioned range of pH values.

A juvenile specimen

Blackeye Thicklip picture; juvenile

An adult specimen

Blackeye Thicklip picture 1; adult specimen

Blackeye Thicklip picture 2; adult specimen
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Document modified on Fri Dec 14 9:49:10 UTC 2007
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