Butter Hamlet (Hypoplectrus unicolor)

From The Aquarium Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Butter Hamlet

Butterhamlet1.jpg
Butter Hamlet

Hypoplectrus unicolor

Easy

sg

1.02 - 1.025

pH

8.1 - 8.4

[[Minimum temperature::72 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::78 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

10-15 years

Family

Serranidae

This animal is available captive bred



[[Category:]]


Origin

Western Central Atlantic: Florida (USA) to Bahamas and throughout the Caribbean; absent from the Gulf of Mexico.

Sexing

Difficult to visually sex.

Tank compatibility

Should not be housed with smaller fish or inverts.

Diet

Carnivorous; will eat fish small enough to fit in its mouth

Feeding regime

Feed twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Reef tank

Behaviour

Will eat smaller fish.

Identification

Is greyish with blue highlights, and a black spot on the caudal peduncle.

Pictures

External links