Five Banded Wrasse

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Five Banded Wrasse

This species is known as Five Banded Wrasse, Barred Thicklip and the correct latin name is Hemigymnus fasciatus. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Wrasses family. (e) Origin of this species 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. So 1 specimen requires at least 9600cm2 of water surface which is approximately 1488 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks that are 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 suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

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Document modified on Fri Dec 14 9:33:26 UTC 2007
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