Brown Bird Wrasse

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Brown Bird Wrasse

This fish is known as Brown Bird Wrasse and the correct latin name is Gomphosus varius. 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

This is a semi-aggressive Wrasse.

Brown Bird Wrasse can grow up to 23 cm what is approximately 9 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 2760cm2 of water surface which is approximately 427 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks that 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 hold at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Brown Bird Wrasse 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.

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Brown Bird Wrasse picture no. 5

Thanks to Kenneth Leonard for the pictures. Copyright Ken Leonard.

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