Dusky Grouper

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Dusky Grouper

This species is known as Dusky Grouper and the correct latin name is Epinephelus marginatus. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Grouper family. (e) Origin of this fish is East Atlantic. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This is a territorial fish which is aggressive in inappropriate aquariums. Definitely suitable for public aquariums with a lot of space for swimming.

Dusky Grouper can grow up to 150 cm what is approximately 59 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 18000cm2 of water surface which is approximately 2790 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). Very large aquariums have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is difficult to keep the Dusky Grouper 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.

Can be found also in Western Indian Ocean’s waters.

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Document modified on Mon Dec 10 11:54:55 UTC 2007
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