Sixbar Wrasse

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Sixbar Wrasse

This marine aquarium fish is known as Sixbar Wrasse and the correct latin name is Thalassoma hardwicke. 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

This species is semi-aggressive.

Sixbar Wrasse can grow up to 20 cm what is approximately 7 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 2400cm2 of water surface which is approximately 372 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums that are 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 Sixbar 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 level should be stable, varying between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for marine fish.

A carnivore. Feed them frozen food which is based on meat. Shrimps, Mysis, Squids for instance.

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