Monday, November 2

Spotted Sweetlips Care | Harlequin sweetlips



Harlequin sweetlips
The Spotted Sweetlips or Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides is a saltwater fish that actually changes colors over its lifetime. It is a denizen of coral reefs found at depths of from 1 to 30 m (3.3 to 98.4 ft). It can reach 72 cm (28 in) in TL. The heaviest known individual weighed 7 kg (15 lb). This species is of minor importance to local commercial fisheries and can be found in the aquarium trade.

As you can see, when this fish is small its body is brown or tan and covered with white spots. As the Spotted Sweetlips grows older its whole body turns white, and it develops black dots.

Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Animalia
Phylum:
Chordata
Class:
Actinopterygii
Order:
Perciformes
Family:
Haemulidae
Genus:
Plectorhinchus
Species:
P. chaetodonoides
Tank Stats for Spotted Sweetlips | Harlequin sweetlips
Size:
3-3.5 inches
Care Level:
Expert
Temperament:
Peaceful
Reef Safe:
Yes
Diet:
Mysis, Grass Shrimp
Origin:
Indian Ocean
Acclimation Time:
4+ hours


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