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This marine aquarium fish is known as High-Hat and the correct latin name is Pareques acuminatus. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Drum family. (e) It's origin is Western Atlantic. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This species is semi-aggressive and territorial.

High-Hat can grow up to 23 cm what is approximately 9 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 2760cm2 of water surface which is approximately 427 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 have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is easy to keep the High-Hat fish. (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 suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

High-Hat picture 1

High-Hat picture 2

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