False Moorish Idol

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False Moorish Idol

This fish is known as False Moorish Idol and the correct latin name is Heniochus diphreutes. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Butterfly Fish family. (e) Origin of this species is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This is a peaceful fish.

False Moorish Idol can grow up to 21 cm what is approximately 8 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 2520cm2 of water surface which is approximately 390 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). Very large aquariums have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is easy to keep the False Moorish Idol 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 level should be stable, varying between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for marine fish.

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