Harlequin Sweetlips

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Harlequin Sweetlips

This species is known as Harlequin Sweetlips and the correct latin name is Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Grunts family. (e) Origin of this fish is Indian Ocean. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A semi-aggressive species which is not suitable for classic aquariums. Instead, public aquariums are ideal for raising.

Harlequin Sweetlips can grow up to 70 cm what is approximately 27 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 8400cm2 of water surface which is approximately 1302 square inch. We recommend you to keep it in fish tanks which 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 Harlequin Sweetlips 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.

Adult specimen

Harlequin Sweetlips picture 1, adult specimen

Harlequin Sweetlips picture 2, adult specimen

Juvenile specimen

Harlequin Sweetlips picture 1, juvenile specimen

Harlequin Sweetlips picture 2, juvenile specimen

Thanks to Kenneth Leonard for the pictures. Copyright Ken Leonard.

Harlequin Sweetlips, picture no. 5

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Harlequin Sweetlips, picture no. 8

Harlequin Sweetlips, picture no. 9

Harlequin Sweetlips, picture no. 10



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