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. It belongs to the Butterfly Fish family. (e) It's origin 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. 1 specimen basically needs at least 2520cm2 of water surface which is approximately 390 square inch. We recommend you to keep it in fish tanks which 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 hold 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 recommended pH level is between 8.0 and 8.3 since marine fish are used to these levels in general.

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