Dusky Squirrelfish

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Dusky Squirrelfish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Dusky Squirrelfish and the correct latin name is Sargocentron vexillarium. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Squirrelfish family. (e) Origin of this fish is Western Atlantic. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful fish.

Dusky Squirrelfish can grow up to 18 cm what is approximately 7 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 2160cm2 of water surface which is approximately 334 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks that are medium. (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 easy to keep the Dusky Squirrelfish. (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 levels shouldn't be outside of 8.0 - 8.3 since most marine fish are used to the mentioned range of pH values.

Eats smaller fishes and zooplankton.

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