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 Pempheris schomburgkii (Copper Sweeper, Glassy Sweeper)

Pempheris schomburgkii
Muller & Troschel, 1848

Copper Sweeper, Glassy Sweeper

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable


These fishes belong in the Order Perciformes and Suborder Percoidei, where they are members of the Family Pempheridae. There are 2 genera having a total of 25 species with most forming aggregations and inhabiting large caves and areas under large overhangs. Very few species make it into the trade and are quite difficult to maintain long-term unless given specific environmental surroundings that fit these species.

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