Dusky Parrotfish

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Dusky Parrotfish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Dusky Parrotfish and the correct latin name is Scarus niger. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Parrotfish family. (e) It's origin is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful Parrotfish.

Dusky Parrotfish can grow up to 40 cm what is approximately 15 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 4800cm2 of water surface which is approximately 744 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks that are 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 not very difficult to keep the Dusky Parrotfish. (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.

Scarus Niger is omnivore. Prefers a variety of foods including algae, live food and meat based as well. They create a bed in the substrate before night.

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Document modified on Fri Dec 21 22:30:35 UTC 2007
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