Red Velvet Wrasse

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Red Velvet Wrasse

This fish is known as Red Velvet Wrasse and the correct latin name is Cirrhilabrus rubrisquamis. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Wrasses family. (e) Origin of this fish is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

Not recommended for beginners. Moreover, it is a semi-aggressive fish.

Red Velvet Wrasse can grow up to 14 cm what is approximately 5 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 1680cm2 of water surface which is approximately 260 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums that are medium. (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 Red Velvet 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 recommended pH level is between 8.0 and 8.3 since marine fish are used to these levels in general.

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Document modified on Fri Dec 7 10:31:14 UTC 2007
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