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This fish is known as Pineconefish and the correct latin name is Monocentris japonica. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Pineconefish family. (e) Origin of this fish is Indo-West Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This fish is aggressive.

Pineconefish can grow up to 17 cm what is approximately 6 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 2040cm2 of water surface which is approximately 316 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is medium. (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 difficult to keep the Pineconefish. (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.

Glows in dark.

Pineconefish picture no. 1

Pineconefish picture no. 2
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Document created on Tue Dec 18 16:16:15 UTC 2007
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