Longspine Snipefish

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Longspine Snipefish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Longspine Snipefish and the correct latin name is Macroramphosus scolopax. It belongs to the Snipefish family. (e) It's origin 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. So 1 specimen requires at least 2400cm2 of water surface which is approximately 372 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks 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 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 suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

Longspine Snipefish picture no. 1

Longspine Snipefish picture no. 2
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Document modified on Tue Dec 18 10:50:31 UTC 2007
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