Estuarine Stonefish

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Estuarine Stonefish

This species is known as Estuarine Stonefish and the correct latin name is Synanceia horrida. It belongs to the Stonefish family. (e) Origin of this fish is Indo-West Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This is a one of the most venomous fish. It can even kill human. Usually kept in public aquariums instead of home fish tanks.

Estuarine Stonefish can grow up to 50 cm what is approximately 19 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 6000cm2 of water surface which is approximately 930 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 have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is difficult to keep the Estuarine Stonefish. (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 recommended pH level is between 8.0 and 8.3 since marine fish are used to these levels in general.

Estuarine Stonefish picture no. 1

Estuarine Stonefish picture no. 2

Thanks to Kenneth Leonard for the pictures. Copyright Ken Leonard.

Estuarine Stonefish, picture number 3

Estuarine Stonefish, picture number 4
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