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This marine aquarium fish is known as Boarfish and the correct latin name is Capros aper. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Boarfish family. (e) It's origin is North-East Atlantic and the Mediterranean sea. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This species is a peaceful one.

Boarfish can grow up to 30 cm what is approximately 11 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 3600cm2 of water surface which is approximately 558 square inch. We recommend you to keep it in fish tanks which are large. (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 not very difficult to keep the Boarfish. (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.

Source: fishbase

Boarfish, picture no. 1

Boarfish, picture no. 2
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Document modified on Thu Dec 6 10:57:37 UTC 2007
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