Indian Threadfish

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Indian Threadfish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Indian Threadfish, Diamond Trevally, Mirror Fish and the correct latin name is Alectis indicus. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Jacks and Pompanos family. (e) Origin of this fish is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

Aggressive to smaller fish, peaceful toward fish of similar sizes.

Indian Threadfish can grow up to 165 cm what is approximately 64 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 19800cm2 of water surface which is approximately 3069 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks that are very 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 difficult to keep the Indian Threadfish. (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.

Carnivorous ? eats small fishes, crustaceans, jelly fish and squids. This fish is not suitable for home aquariums because of it’s size.

Thanks to Kenneth Leonard for the pictures. Copyright Ken Leonard.

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