Dusky Grouper

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Dusky Grouper

This fish is known as Dusky Grouper and the correct latin name is Epinephelus marginatus. It belongs to the Grouper family. (e) Origin of this species 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. 1 specimen basically needs at least 18000cm2 of water surface which is approximately 2790 square inch. We recommend you to keep it in fish tanks which 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 hold 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 pH level should be stable, varying between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for 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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