Klunzinger's Wrasse

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Klunzinger's Wrasse

This fish is known as Klunzinger’s Wrasse and the correct latin name is Thalassoma rueppellii. It belongs to the Wrasses family. (e) It's origin is Western Indian Ocean. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A semi-aggressive fish.

Klunzinger's Wrasse can grow up to 20 cm what is approximately 7 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 2400cm2 of water surface which is approximately 372 square inch. We recommend you to keep it in fish tanks which are 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 Klunzinger's 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.

A carnivore. Eats small feeder fish and shrimps.

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