Leaf Scorpionfish

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Leaf Scorpionfish

This species is known as Leaf Scorpionfish and the correct latin name is Taenianotus triacanthus. It belongs to the Scorpion family. (e) It's origin is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A semi-aggressive fish which can hurt humans. It’s fins cause pain and occasionally an allergic reaction.

Leaf Scorpionfish can grow up to 10 cm what is approximately 3 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 1200cm2 of water surface which is approximately 186 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is medium. (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 Leaf Scorpionfish. (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.

A carnivore. Prefers small fish and shrimp.

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Document modified on Sat Dec 22 13:20:42 UTC 2007
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