Clown Wrasse

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Clown Wrasse

This species is known as Clown Wrasse and the correct latin name is Halichoeres maculipinna. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Wrasses family. (e) It's origin is Western Atlantic. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

Basically a peaceful fish.

Clown Wrasse can grow up to 18 cm what is approximately 7 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 2160cm2 of water surface which is approximately 334 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is medium. (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 not very difficult to keep the Clown 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 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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Document modified on Thu Dec 13 21:26:21 UTC 2007
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