Flying Gurnard

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Flying Gurnard

This species is known as Flying Gurnard and the correct latin name is Dactylopterus volitans. The family that this marine fish species 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. This fish should be kept in aquariums that 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 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 pH level should be stable, varying between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for marine fish.

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Flying Gurnard
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