Peacock Wrasse (Iniistius pavo)
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757 Litres (200 US G.)
28-41 cm (11-16.1")
8.0 - 8.5
22.2-23.9°C (72 -75 °F)
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- Peacock Wrasse, Peacock Razorfish, Blue Razorfish, Black Razorfish, Black-Barred Razorfish, Indianfish, Leaf Wrasse, Pavo Razorfish, Razor Wrasse, Red-Belly Razor Wrasse
Additional scientific names
- Iniistius pavoninus, Xyrichtys pavo, Hemipteronotus pavo, Novacula tetrazona
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- The female's belly has red hues whereas the males does not.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- Not often kept in captivity due its large size and need for a very large tank. Best kept in a large species tank or with similar sized peaceful fish.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- Should accept most meaty foods.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed once or twice a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Prefers a course sand substrate with plenty of open swimming space.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- A solitary fish. Will dive into the substrate if threatened.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- An unusual looking fish, juveniles are known to mimic dead leaves by holding the elongate detached front part of dorsal fin forward over head. They have a dark vertical band under each eye and usually with up to 5 dark bands down the body when adult. The first two dorsal spines form a separate fin and this fin forms a long, banner-like filament but shortens with age.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )