Yellow-Edged Lyretail

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Yellow-Edged Lyretail

This marine aquarium fish is known as Yellow-Edged Lyretail and the correct latin name is Variola louti. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Grouper family. (e) Origin of this species is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

An aggressive species.

Yellow-Edged Lyretail can grow up to 80 cm what is approximately 31 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 9600cm2 of water surface which is approximately 1488 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). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is easy to keep the Yellow-Edged Lyretail 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; Eats small fish and shrimps.

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