Flying Gurnard

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Flying Gurnard

This marine aquarium fish is known as Flying Gurnard and the correct latin name is Dactylopterus volitans. It belongs to the Flying Gurnards family. (e) It's origin 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. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 6000cm2 of water surface which is approximately 930 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is 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 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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