Spotted Wobbegong

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Spotted Wobbegong

This species is known as Spotted Wobbegong and the correct latin name is Orectolobus maculatus. It belongs to the Carpet Shark family. (e) Origin of this fish is Eastern Indian Ocean. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

Definitely a fish not for home aquariums. Is aggressive.

Spotted Wobbegong can grow up to 320 cm what is approximately 125 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 38400cm2 of water surface which is approximately 5952 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). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is difficult to keep the Spotted Wobbegong 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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