Longface Emperor

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Longface Emperor

This species is known as Longface Emperor and the correct latin name is Lethrinus olivaceus. It belongs to the Emperor family. (e) It's origin is Indo-West Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

Although it’s a peaceful fish, it eats smaller fishes. Not recommended for home aquariums.

Longface Emperor can grow up to 100 cm what is approximately 39 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 12000cm2 of water surface which is approximately 1860 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 Longface Emperor 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.

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