California Moray

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California Moray

This marine aquarium fish is known as California Moray and the correct latin name is Gymnothorax mordax. It belongs to the Moray Eel family. (e) Origin of this species is Eastern Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This species is aggressive in aquariums. However, as it’s usually kept in public aquariums, aggression disappears with more space.

California Moray can grow up to 150 cm what is approximately 59 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 18000cm2 of water surface which is approximately 2790 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 California Moray 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 recommended pH level is between 8.0 and 8.3 since marine fish are used to these levels in general.

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