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Clown Sweetlips - Small

Clown Sweetlips - Small
Clown Sweetlips - Small
From €85.00
Ex Tax: €69.11
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  • EAN: 5060073573028

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Care Level
Expert Only
Color / Form
Black, Tan, White, Yellow
Geographic Region
Indo pacific, Fiji
Max Size
1 Meter +
Reef Compatible
Tank Size
400 Lt.
Water Conditions
Fish:PH:8.1-8.4, Sg:1.020-1.02
General Information
Common Name Dogfish Orientalis, Lined Swee
Family Haemulidae
Latin Name Plectorhinchus Orientalis

The Spotted Sweetlips, also known as the Clown Sweetlips or Harlequin Sweetlips, changes color as it matures. As a juvenile, it has a brown base covered with large white dots with darker margins. As an adult, the body color changes to white with black dots.

A 400 litre or larger aquarium is required due to its size and eating habits. It grows at a rapid pace to almost 3 feet in length. It needs a larger tank to provide it with ample swimming room and plenty of hiding places. If placed in a reef aquarium, the Spotted Sweetlips will eat smaller crustaceans, smaller fireworms, serpent stars, small snails, and polychaete worms.

When first introduced into the aquarium, live saltwater feeder shrimp should be used to entice this fish to eat. Once it has acclimated, most marine carnivore preparations will be acceptable.

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