Golden Spadefish

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Golden Spadefish

This species is known as Golden Spadefish and the correct latin name is Platax boersii. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Batfish family. (e) Origin of this species 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. 1 specimen basically needs at least 4800cm2 of water surface which is approximately 744 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums that are 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 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 pH levels shouldn't be outside of 8.0 - 8.3 since most marine fish are used to the mentioned range of pH values.

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Document modified on Wed Dec 19 14:48:49 UTC 2007
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