Blackspotted Rubberlip

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Blackspotted Rubberlip

This fish is known as Blackspotted Rubberlip and the correct latin name is Plectorhinchus gaterinus. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Grunts family. (e) Origin of this fish is Western Indian Ocean. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A semi-aggressive species.

Blackspotted Rubberlip can grow up to 50 cm what is approximately 19 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 6000cm2 of water surface which is approximately 930 square inch. We recommend you to keep it in fish tanks which are large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Blackspotted Rubberlip 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 level should be stable, varying between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for marine fish.

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