California Moray

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California Moray

This fish is known as California Moray and the correct latin name is Gymnothorax mordax. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called 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. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks 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). Very large aquariums have 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 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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