French Grunt

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French Grunt

This marine aquarium fish is known as French Grunt and the correct latin name is Haemulon flavolineatum. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Grunts family. (e) Origin of this fish is Western Atlantic. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

Even it’s a peaceful species, it’s poisonous. Should not be kept by beginners.

French Grunt can grow up to 30 cm what is approximately 11 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 3600cm2 of water surface which is approximately 558 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is 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 not very difficult to keep the French Grunt 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 suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

French Grunt picture no. 1

French Grunt picture no. 2

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Document modified on Wed Dec 12 20:16:16 UTC 2007
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