Chinese Trumpetfish

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Chinese Trumpetfish

This species is known as Chinese Trumpetfish and the correct latin name is Aulostomus chinensis. It belongs to the Trumpetfish family. (e) Origin of this fish is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful fish, which is, however, not recommended for home aquariums due to it’s size in the adult age.

Chinese Trumpetfish can grow up to 80 cm what is approximately 31 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 9600cm2 of water surface which is approximately 1488 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks 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). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Chinese Trumpetfish. (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.

Source: fishbase

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