Bluetail trunkfish

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Bluetail trunkfish

This species is known as Bluetail Trunkfish and the correct latin name is Ostracion cyanurus. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Boxfish family. (e) Origin of this fish is Western Indian Ocean. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

Bluetail Trunkfish is semi-aggressive.

Bluetail trunkfish can grow up to 15 cm what is approximately 5 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 1800cm2 of water surface which is approximately 279 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). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is difficult to keep the Bluetail trunkfish. (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.

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Document modified on Tue Nov 27 16:07:52 UTC 2007
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