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Halichoeres chloropterus

The Halichoeres chloropterus lives naturally in the western Pacific: Philippines - Great Barrier Reef. The fish can be found in shallow sheltered reefs with sandy bottoms, at depths of 15-30 m. In nature, fish feed mainly on crustaceans.

Halichoeres chloropterus has an attractive green body colour. The males are pale green, the head with pink and green wavy stripes. The colouration of the females varies from green to purple. Small dark spots are scattered all over their body. There are also small yellow spots just behind the eye, and a pink stripe runs across the eye from the snout. The pectoral fin has a yellow base. Behind the pectoral fin stretches a series of dark curved lines that turn light grey with age. Young fish are pale greenish in colour. The maximum size of the fish is 18 cm.

Halichoeres chloropterus

The Halichoeres chloropterus is an unpretentious peaceful fish, although adult fish may nibble smaller and slower gobans. Can be kept as a group consisting of 1 male and several females, and singly in a common aquarium with other peace-loving fish.

Minimum tank size of 250 liters. The gravel must be sandy, with a layer thickness of at least 10 cm. The fish will burrow into the sand at night and when frightened. This leads to large clouds of sand being lifted up by the fish. It is therefore not advisable to keep invertebrates critical to water purity together with tamarins.

Provide rocks in the tank and ensure the fish have enough room to swim.

After entering the new aquarium tamarin green the first few days hiding in hiding and not eating anything. There's nothing wrong with this, you just have to wait for the moment when the fish swim out into the open. From then on, the fish will sleep in the sand and wake up the next morning at the same time every day.

Halichoeres chloropterus

Water parameters: temperature 23-27° C, pH 8.0-8.5, salinity 1.020 - 1.026.

Pisces are very bouncy and can easily jump out of the aquarium, so the presence of a cover is a must.

The menu of fish are shrimp, tubeworms, snails, artemia, mizids, chaff and frozen seafood. The fish do not refuse dry flake food. The fish can be fed 2 to 3 times a day.


In aquarium conditions, Halichoeres chloropterus does not breed. All fish are supplied to the domestic zooseti from their natural habitat.

Halichoeres chloropterus

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