Bluestriped Grunt

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Bluestriped Grunt

This species is known as Bluestriped Grunt and the correct latin name is Haemulon sciurus. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Grunts family. (e) Origin of this fish is Western Atlantic. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

Although it’s a peaceful fish, it’s also poisonous. Not recommended for newbies.

Bluestriped Grunt can grow up to 46 cm what is approximately 18 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 5520cm2 of water surface which is approximately 855 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks 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 not very difficult to keep the Bluestriped Grunt 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 suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

Bluestriped Grunt picture no. 1

Bluestriped Grunt picture no. 2
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Document modified on Wed Dec 12 20:23:18 UTC 2007
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