Hawaiian Squirrelfish

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Hawaiian Squirrelfish

This fish is known as Hawaiian Squirrelfish and the correct latin name is Sargocentron xantherythrum. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called 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. 1 specimen basically needs at least 2040cm2 of water surface which is approximately 316 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 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 recommended pH level is between 8.0 and 8.3 since marine fish are used to these levels in general.

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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