Lemon Sweetlip

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Lemon Sweetlip

This marine aquarium fish is known as Lemon Sweetlip and the correct latin name is Plectorhinchus flavomaculatus. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Grunts family. (e) Origin of this fish is Indo-West Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This species is semi-aggressive. Not recommended for home aquariums due to size.

Lemon Sweetlip can grow up to 60 cm what is approximately 23 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 7200cm2 of water surface which is approximately 1116 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 hold at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Lemon Sweetlip 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 levels shouldn't be outside of 8.0 - 8.3 since most marine fish are used to the mentioned range of pH values.

Lemon Sweetlip
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