Grunting Toadfish

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Grunting Toadfish

This fish is known as Grunting Toadfish and the correct latin name is Allenbatrachus grunniens. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Toadfish family. (e) Origin of this species is Indo-West Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

They are poisonous, so tankmates should be selected carefully.

Grunting Toadfish 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 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). Very large aquariums hold at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Grunting Toadfish. (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.

Grunting toadfish, picture no. 1

Grunting toadfish, picture no. 2
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