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 marine fish species 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. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 4080cm2 of water surface which is approximately 632 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). Very large aquariums hold 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 recommended pH level is between 8.0 and 8.3 since marine fish are used to these levels in general.


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

Popeye Catalufa, picture no. 1

Popeye Catalufa, picture no. 2

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Popeye Catalufa, picture no. 6

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