Blackfin Dartfish

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Blackfin Dartfish

This fish is known as Blackfin Dartfish and the correct latin name is Ptereleotris evides. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Dartfish family. (e) Origin of this fish is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful species.

Blackfin Dartfish can grow up to 14 cm what is approximately 5 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 1680cm2 of water surface which is approximately 260 square inch. We recommend you to keep it in fish tanks which are medium. (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 easy to keep the Blackfin Dartfish. (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.

A carnivore. Requires a meat based food twice or three times a day. Mysid shrimp or Brine shrimp are OK.

Blackfin Dartfish picture no. 1

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