Hawaiian Squirrelfish

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Hawaiian Squirrelfish

This fish is known as Hawaiian Squirrelfish and the correct latin name is Sargocentron xantherythrum. It belongs to the Squirrelfish family. (e) It's origin is Eastern Central Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This species is peaceful and prefers caves.

Hawaiian Squirrelfish can grow up to 17 cm what is approximately 6 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 2040cm2 of water surface which is approximately 316 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks 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 easy to keep the Hawaiian Squirrelfish. (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.

A carnivore; Accepts food based on meat (Feeder shrimp for example).

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Document modified on Fri Dec 21 18:26:53 UTC 2007
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