Blackspotted Rubberlip

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Blackspotted Rubberlip

This species 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) It's origin 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. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is 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 hold 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 suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

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