Oriental Sweetlips
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  • Oriental Sweetlips

  • Plectorhinchus orientalis

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  • Tank Size: 400 Gallons
    Tempermant: Semi-aggressive
    Maximum Size: 28"
    Coloration: Black, White, Yellow
    Diet: Carnivore
    Regions Found: Indo-Pacific Ocean, Indonesia, Fiji, Vanuatu, Maldives
    Reef Compatible: No
    Experience Level: Expert
    Guarantee: DOA Guarantee Only
    Water Conditions: 74-82° F, SG 1.020-1.027, PH 7.9-8.5
    Other Names: Dogfish Orientalis, Indian Ocean Oriental Sweetlips, Oriental Dogfish
  • Description
  • Oriental Sweetlips are stunning fish when juvenile and mature into a large and still attractive adult.

    When young the Oriental Sweetlips is brown in color with various white splotches on its body. As it matures the Oriental Sweetlips has a white body with long horizontal black stripes. Its fins are yellow with black spots.

    Oriental Sweetlips get very large and grow at a fast rate. A fully grown Oriental Sweetlips is well over two feet and needs to be kept in an aquarium no smaller than 400 gallons. Oriental Sweetlips are not considered reef safe, since they will make a snack out of smaller fish and inverts that are essential to keeping a thriving reef tank.

    Oriental Sweetlips do best in large fish only tanks with other semi-aggressive fish. They are carnivores and require a diet rich in foods such are clams, scallops, shrimp and chunks of marine fish. If an Oriental Sweetlips doesn’t start eating when first introduced, it is best to try to get them to eat by using live foods like feeder shrimp.

    Tiny: Up to 1", Small: Over 1-1.5", Small / Medium: Over 1.5-2.5", Medium: Over 2.5-3.5", Medium / Large: Over 3.5-4.5", Large: Over 4.5-5.5", Extra Large: Over 5.5-6.5", Extra Extra Large: Over 6.5-7.5", Show Size: Over 7.5-9.5", Jumbo: Over 9.5"
 
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