Indigo Hamlet (Hypoplectrus indigo)

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Indigo Hamlet

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Indigo Hamlet

Hypoplectrus indigo

189 Litres (50 US G.)

12.7-14cm (5-5.5 ")

pH

8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

15-20 years

Family

Serranidae



Additional names

Indigo Hamlet

Additional scientific names

Plectropoma indigo, Plectropoma bovinum, Hypoplectrus bovinus


Origin

Haiti, Bahamas, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Florida (USA) and continental western Caribbean. It's absent in Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and the Lesser Antilles.

Sexing

Requires close examination

Tank compatibility

Peaceful

Diet

Eats fish small enough to fit in its mouth

Feeding regime

Daily

Environment Specifics

Reef tank

Behaviour

Mixes well with fish too big to be eaten

Identification

Is grey with blue markings

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