Lutke's Halfbeak

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Lutke's Halfbeak

This fish is known as Lutke’s Halfbeak and the correct latin name is Hemiramphus lutkei. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Halfbeaks family. (e) Origin of this species is Pacific Ocean. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This peaceful fish can be seen in public aquariums much more than in home aquariums.

Lutke's Halfbeak can grow up to 40 cm what is approximately 15 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 4800cm2 of water surface which is approximately 744 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 hold at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is easy to keep the Lutke's Halfbeak 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 suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

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Document modified on Fri Dec 14 10:01:33 UTC 2007
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