Golden Spadefish

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Golden Spadefish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Golden Spadefish and the correct latin name is Platax boersii. It belongs to the Batfish family. (e) Origin of this fish is Indo-West Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This Batfish is peaceful.

Golden Spadefish can grow up to 40 cm what is approximately 15 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 4800cm2 of water surface which is approximately 744 square inch. We recommend you to keep it in fish tanks which are 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 not very difficult to keep the Golden Spadefish. (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.

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