Longspine Snipefish

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Longspine Snipefish

This species is known as Longspine Snipefish and the correct latin name is Macroramphosus scolopax. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Snipefish family. (e) Origin of this species is Western Atlantic. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful fish.

Longspine Snipefish can grow up to 20 cm what is approximately 7 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 2400cm2 of water surface which is approximately 372 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). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Longspine Snipefish. (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.

Longspine Snipefish picture no. 1

Longspine Snipefish picture no. 2
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