Flying Gurnard

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Flying Gurnard

This fish is known as Flying Gurnard and the correct latin name is Dactylopterus volitans. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Flying Gurnards family. (e) Origin of this fish is Atlantic Coast. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful species.

Flying Gurnard can grow up to 50 cm what is approximately 19 inches. 1 specimen basically needs 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). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

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

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Flying Gurnard
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