Redfin Needlefish

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Redfin Needlefish

This fish is known as Redfin Needlefish and the correct latin name is Strongylura notata forsythia. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Needlefish family. (e) Origin of this fish is Western Central Atlantic. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

An aggressive fish.

Redfin Needlefish can grow up to 60 cm what is approximately 23 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 7200cm2 of water surface which is approximately 1116 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks 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). Very large aquariums have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Redfin Needlefish. (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.

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