Leaf Scorpionfish

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Leaf Scorpionfish

This fish is known as Leaf Scorpionfish and the correct latin name is Taenianotus triacanthus. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Scorpion family. (e) Origin of this fish 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. So 1 specimen requires at least 1200cm2 of water surface which is approximately 186 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums that are 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 suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

A carnivore. Prefers small fish and shrimp.

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Leaf Scorpionfish picture 2

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