Barhead Spinefoot

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Barhead Spinefoot

This species is known as Barhead Spinefoot and the correct latin name is Siganus virgatus. It belongs to the Rabbitfish family. (e) Origin of this species is Indo-West Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This species is peaceful, but venomous as well.

Barhead Spinefoot can grow up to 30 cm what is approximately 11 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 3600cm2 of water surface which is approximately 558 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums that are large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums hold at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is easy to keep the Barhead Spinefoot fish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The pH level should be stable, varying between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for marine fish.

An omnivore.

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