Horned Bannerfish

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Horned Bannerfish

This fish is known as Brown Heniochus Butterfly, Horned Bannerfish and the correct latin name is Heniochus varius. It belongs to the Butterfly Fish family. (e) Origin of this fish is Pacific Ocean. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

Even it’s peaceful, it is not recommended to keep for beginners.

Horned Bannerfish can grow up to 19 cm what is approximately 7 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 2280cm2 of water surface which is approximately 353 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is 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 not very difficult to keep the Horned Bannerfish. (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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