Humphead Wrasse

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Humphead Wrasse

This marine aquarium fish is known as Humphead Wrasse and the correct latin name is Cheilinus undulatus. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Wrasses family. (e) Origin of this fish is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

An aggressive Wrasse.

Humphead Wrasse can grow up to 229 cm what is approximately 90 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 27480cm2 of water surface which is approximately 4259 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums 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 Humphead 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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Thanks to Kenneth Leonard for the pictures. Copyright Ken Leonard.

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