Clown Coris

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Clown Coris

This marine aquarium fish is known as Clown Coris and the correct latin name is Coris aygula. It belongs to the Wrasses family. (e) Origin of this species is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

Aggressive fish which should be kept in really big aquariums.

Clown Coris can grow up to 120 cm what is approximately 47 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 14400cm2 of water surface which is approximately 2232 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). Very large aquariums hold at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Clown Coris 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.

Juvenile specimen:

Clown Coris picture - juvenile

Adult specimens:

Clown Coris picture 1 - adult specimen

Clown Coris picture 2 - adult specimen

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Document modified on Sat Dec 8 9:12:56 UTC 2007
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