Little Spinefoot

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Little Spinefoot

This fish is known as Little Spinefoot and the correct latin name is Siganus spinus. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Rabbitfish family. (e) Origin of this fish is Indo-West Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

Venomous, but peaceful species.

Little Spinefoot can grow up to 29 cm what is approximately 11 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 3480cm2 of water surface which is approximately 539 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums that are 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 have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is easy to keep the Little Spinefoot fish. (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 recommended pH level is between 8.0 and 8.3 since marine fish are used to these levels in general.

Siganus Spinus is an omnivore.

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