Harlequin Tuskfish

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Harlequin Tuskfish

This fish is known as Harlequin Tuskfish and the correct latin name is Choerodon fasciatus. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Wrasses family. (e) Origin of this fish is Western Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

In general this is a peaceful species. However, it should not be kept with smaller species.

Harlequin Tuskfish can grow up to 30 cm what is approximately 11 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 3600cm2 of water surface which is approximately 558 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Harlequin Tuskfish. (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.

Harlequin Tuskfish picture no. 1

Harlequin Tuskfish picture no. 2

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Document modified on Mon Dec 17 10:19:42 UTC 2007
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