Popeye Catalufa

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Popeye Catalufa

This marine aquarium fish is known as Popeye Catalufa and the correct latin name is Pristigenys serrula. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Squirrelfish family. (e) Origin of this fish is Eastern Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

In aquariums they’re aggressive toward other fish.

Popeye Catalufa can grow up to 34 cm what is approximately 13 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 4080cm2 of water surface which is approximately 632 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). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is easy to keep the Popeye Catalufa 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.


Thanks to Kenneth Leonard for the pictures. Copyright Ken Leonard.

Popeye Catalufa, picture no. 1

Popeye Catalufa, picture no. 2

Popeye Catalufa, picture no. 3

Popeye Catalufa, picture no. 4

Popeye Catalufa, picture no. 5

Popeye Catalufa, picture no. 6
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