Five Banded Wrasse

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Five Banded Wrasse

This fish is known as Five Banded Wrasse, Barred Thicklip and the correct latin name is Hemigymnus fasciatus. It belongs to the Wrasses family. (e) Origin of this fish is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful fish which needs a lot of space in order to be happy.

Five Banded Wrasse can grow up to 80 cm what is approximately 31 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 9600cm2 of water surface which is approximately 1488 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is very 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 difficult to keep the Five Banded 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 level should be stable, varying between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for marine fish.

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