Indian Goatfish

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Indian Goatfish

This fish is known as Indian Goatfish and the correct latin name is Parupeneus indicus. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Goatfish family. (e) Origin of this species is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This Goatfish is peaceful.

Indian Goatfish can grow up to 45 cm what is approximately 17 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 5400cm2 of water surface which is approximately 837 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 hold at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Indian Goatfish. (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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Document modified on Wed Dec 19 13:36:35 UTC 2007
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