Queensland Grouper

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Queensland Grouper

This marine aquarium fish is known as Queensland Grouper and the correct latin name is Epinephelus lanceolatus. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Grouper family. (e) Origin of this species is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

An aggressive fish which can be usually seen in public aquariums.

Queensland Grouper can grow up to 250 cm what is approximately 98 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 30000cm2 of water surface which is approximately 4650 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums that are very 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 not very difficult to keep the Queensland Grouper 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 pH level should be stable, varying between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for marine fish.

An adult specimen

Queensland Grouper picture no. 1; adult specimen

Queensland Grouper picture no. 2; adult specimen

Queensland Grouper picture no. 3; adult specimen

A juvenile specimen

Queensland Grouper picture no. 1; juvenile specimen

Queensland Grouper picture no. 2; juvenile specimen

Queensland Grouper picture no. 3; juvenile specimen

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

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