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  • Common Weedfish

    • Body slender and flat with clear fin membrane patches.  The colour is variable, often reddish-brown or greenish, with about seven broken bars extending onto dorsal and anal fins; sometimes uniformly dark; a large black spot present below first dorsal fin on each side; a black bar from below eye to upper jaw.   




    • Scientific Name: Heteroclinus Perspicillatus
    • Habitat: Usually found amongst rocks, seagrass and algae in bays, tidepools and along the coast in depths of 0 – 10 metres
    • Temperament: Peaceful
    • Tank Age/Maturity: 100 litres At least six months old Preferably longer to establish a Pd population
    • Diet: Require live food as in the wild they feed on small crustaceans such as amphipods.  In a tank they can be fed on live mysid shrimp, mosquito wrigglers, daphnia, whiteworms and hatched brine shrimp
    • Threatened Species: N/A
    • Special Requirements:  Keep only in a mature cycled aquarium.  Must have moderate to gentle currents as they are not strong swimmers and to enable them to feed properly.  Very hard to get to accept frozen foods  .Easily outcompeted for food by faster fish but do well with other less hardy triplefins, weedfish, pipefish and seahorses
    • Endemic: N/A
    • Size: 20cm
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