Orange-Spotted Spinefoot

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Orange-Spotted Spinefoot

This marine aquarium fish is known as Orange-Spotted Spinefoot and the correct latin name is Siganus guttatus. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Rabbitfish family. (e) Origin of this species is Eastern Indian Ocean. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

Peaceful but venemous.

Orange-Spotted Spinefoot can grow up to 40 cm what is approximately 15 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 4800cm2 of water surface which is approximately 744 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 easy to keep the Orange-Spotted 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 suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

An omnivore.

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