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This fish is known as Pineconefish and the correct latin name is Monocentris japonica. It belongs to the Pineconefish family. (e) Origin of this species 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. So 1 specimen requires at least 2040cm2 of water surface which is approximately 316 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums that are medium. (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 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 pH levels shouldn't be outside of 8.0 - 8.3 since most marine fish are used to the mentioned range of pH values.

Glows in dark.

Pineconefish picture no. 1

Pineconefish picture no. 2
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