East Atlantic Peacock Wrasse

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East Atlantic Peacock Wrasse

This species is known as East Atlantic Peacock Wrasse and the correct latin name is Symphodus tinca. It belongs to the Wrasses family. (e) Origin of this species is East Atlantic. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful fish.

East Atlantic Peacock Wrasse can grow up to 44 cm what is approximately 17 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 5280cm2 of water surface which is approximately 818 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks that are 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 not very difficult to keep the East Atlantic Peacock 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.

Eats small crabs and shrimps.

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Document modified on Sat Dec 22 12:45:43 UTC 2007
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