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This marine aquarium fish is known as Porkfish and the correct latin name is Anisotremus virginicus. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Grunts family. (e) It's origin is South America. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

Porkfish belongs to peaceful species.

Porkfish can grow up to 30 cm what is approximately 11 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 3600cm2 of water surface which is approximately 558 square inch. We recommend you to keep it in fish tanks which are 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 have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is easy to keep the Porkfish. (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 level should be stable, varying between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for marine fish.

Porkfish, picture no. 1

Porkfish, picture no. 2

Porkfish, picture no. 3

Porkfish, picture no. 4

Juvenile specimen:

Juvenile Porkfish picture

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