Berney's Catfish

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Berney's Catfish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Berney’s Catfish and the correct latin name is Arius berneyi. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Sea Catfish family. (e) Origin of this fish is South Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful species which requires a lot of space.

Berney's Catfish can grow up to 45 cm what is approximately 17 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 5400cm2 of water surface which is approximately 837 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums that are very 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 have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Berney's Catfish. (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 suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

You may keep these fish in freshwater aquariums as well.

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Document modified on Wed Dec 5 10:09:26 UTC 2007
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