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. It belongs to 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. 1 specimen basically needs at least 1680cm2 of water surface which is approximately 260 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is 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 pH levels shouldn't be outside of 8.0 - 8.3 since most marine fish are used to the mentioned range of pH values.

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