Gray Eel-Catfish

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Gray Eel-Catfish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Gray Eel-Catfish and the correct latin name is Plotosus canius. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Eeltail Catfish family. (e) Origin of this fish is Indo-West Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This aggressive fish should not be kept in home aquariums for sure.

Gray Eel-Catfish can grow up to 150 cm what is approximately 59 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 18000cm2 of water surface which is approximately 2790 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 Gray Eel-Catfish. (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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