Cortez Rainbow Wrasse

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Cortez Rainbow Wrasse

This species is known as Cortez Rainbow Wrasse and the correct latin name is Thalassoma lucasanum. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Wrasses family. (e) It's origin is Eastern Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A semi-aggressive fish.

Cortez Rainbow Wrasse can grow up to 15 cm what is approximately 5 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 1800cm2 of water surface which is approximately 279 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums that are medium. (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 not very difficult to keep the Cortez Rainbow 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.

A carnivore. Feed them small fish, crabs or shrimps.

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