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Scientific Name:Plectorhinchus lineatus

Common Names:Dogfish Orientalis, Lined Sweetlips, Oriental Dogfish, Oriental Sweetlips

Found in deep inner to outer reef habitats. Occurs singly or in aggregations along coral slopes of clear lagoon and seaward reefs. Juveniles solitary on shallow protected reefs. Generally nocturnal, feeding on benthic invertebrates in open sand flats and seagrass beds at night and conspicuously rests during the day. At Palau, it aggregates to spawn around new moon.

Origin: Fiji, Indonesia, Maldives, Vanuatu
Max Size: 45 "
Recommended Tank: 400 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Carnivore

When introduced to an aquarium, initially offer live saltwater feeder shrimp to eat. Once start eating, marine carnivore preparations will be acceptable.

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Scientific Name:Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides

Common Names:Harlequin Sweetlips, Clown Sweetlips, Spotted Sweetlips

Inhabits coral-rich areas of clear lagoon and seaward reefs. Adults are solitary, near and under ledges or caves by day. Juveniles are found among corals. Feeds on crustaceans, mollusks, and fishes at night. Juveniles are used in the aquarium industry. Small juveniles may mimic a toxic flatworm.

Origin: Imdo-Pacific, Indonesia, Vanuatu
Max Size: 40 "
Recommended Tank: 300 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Carnivore

When introduced to a new aquarium, should initially be fed live saltwater feeder shrimp and black worms. Once it start eating, most marine carnivore preparations will be acceptable. Within an aquarium, can be offered to frozen or freeze-dried foods such as vitamin enriched brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, chopped krill, and various prepared carnivore pellets and flake foods.

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Scientific Name:Diagramma centurion

Common Names:Indian Ocean Yellow Striped Sweetlip , Twostriped Sweetlips or Yellow-lined Sweetlips

Origin: Kenya, Maldives, Sri Lanka
Max Size: 2 "
Recommended Tank: 500 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Carnivore

Introducing first to a new aquarium, offer live saltwater feeder shrimp. Once starting eating, marine carnivore preparations will be acceptable.

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Scientific Name:Equetus lanceolatus

Common Names:Jackknife Fish,

Inhabits bays and sounds; also deep coral reefs. Juveniles sometimes inshore. Easily approached. Has been reared in captivity. Feeds mainly on small shrimps and crabs, but also on polychaete worms and gastropod mollusks.

Origin: Caribbean 
Max Size: 9 "
Recommended Tank: 75 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Carnivore

Small: 1-2"; Medium: 2-4"; Large: 4-6"

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Scientific Name:Plectorhinchus picus

Common Names:Painted Sweetlips, Black Dogfish, Dogfish Black Picus, Magpie Sweetlips

A solitary species found in lagoon and seaward reefs. Adults usually under coral heads or in caves, while juveniles are found in shallow lagoons. Feeds on crustaceans and mollusks. Generally marketed fresh.

Origin: Fiji, Indian Ocean, Indo-pacific, Indonesia
Max Size: 33 "
Recommended Tank: 180 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Carnivore

The Painted Sweetlips likes to eat when light off and requires a diet rich in meaty fresh or frozen prepared foods. Once start eating, marine carnivore preparations will be acceptable.

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Scientific Name:Anisotremus virginicus

Common Names:Porkfish, Atlantic Porkfish, Canario, Catalineta, Mercador

Inhabits reefs and rocky bottoms. Feeds at night on mollusks, echinoderms, annelids, and crustaceans. Young pick parasites from the bodies of larger fishes. Young are popular aquarium fish. Marketed fresh. Has been reared in captivity.

Origin: Caribbean, Western Atlantic 
Max Size: 16 "
Recommended Tank: 100 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Carnivore

When introduce first in the aquarium, offer small invertebrates including ornamentals such as hermit crabs. The Porkfish prefers a varied diet of meaty foods such as chopped shrimp, marine fish flesh, prepared frozen food for carnivores, and vegetable matter.

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Scientific Name:Plectorhinchus diagrammus

Common Names:Striped Sweetlips, Silver Banded Sweetlips

Seek shelter in the reef and feed on a variety of benthic invertebrates.

Origin: Indonesia, Sri Lanka
Max Size: 16 "
Recommended Tank: 100 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Carnivore

In the aquarium, initially offer live saltwater feeder shrimp should be used to entice this fish to eat. Once start eating, marine carnivore preparations will be acceptable.

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Scientific Name:Plectorhinchus albovittatus

Common Names:Two Striped Sweetlips, Giant Sweetlips

Found in clear lagoon and seaward reefs. Juveniles in brackish habitats or shallow turbid coastal areas. Adults usually solitary, occasionally in pairs; on deep reefs or with sea mounts. At Palau, aggregates to spawn about once a year around new moon of April or May.

Origin: Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 39 "
Recommended Tank: 250 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Carnivore

The Two Striped Sweetlips accept meaty foods such as chopped fresh fish or shrimp flesh, scallops, and squid 2-3 times daily. In the aquarium, live saltwater feeder shrimp should be offered.

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