Humpback Turretfish

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Humpback Turretfish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Humpback Turretfish and the correct latin name is Tetrosomus gibbosus. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Boxfish family. (e) Origin of this species is Indo-West Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful species in general.

Humpback Turretfish can grow up to 30 cm what is approximately 11 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 3600cm2 of water surface which is approximately 558 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). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is difficult to keep the Humpback Turretfish. (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.

An omnivore. Feed them bloodworms, shrimps, and foods which are based on vegetable.

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#1 Posted on Thu Dec 9 20:32:44 UTC 2010 by Chuck
I've kept a turretffish for nearly 3 years now with semi-aggressive species and soft corals. I've been feeding a variety of foods, mainly meaty and algea sheets. Obtained fish when it was most likely considered medium sized. Doing excellent so far. Oh yea. I'm also running carbon. Just in case: )
This comment was published on Sat Jan 1 11:09:53 UTC 2011
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