Slingjaw Wrasse

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Slingjaw Wrasse

This species is known as Slingjaw Wrasse and the correct latin name is Epibulus insidiator. It belongs to the Wrasses family. (e) It's origin is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A poisonous fish.

Slingjaw Wrasse can grow up to 50 cm what is approximately 19 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 6000cm2 of water surface which is approximately 930 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks 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 difficult to keep the Slingjaw 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.

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Document modified on Mon Dec 10 11:17:22 UTC 2007
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