Redtail Filefish

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Redtail Filefish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Redtail Filefish and the correct latin name is Pervagor melanocephalus. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Filefish family. (e) Origin of this species is Indo-West Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This species is peaceful.

Redtail Filefish can grow up to 16 cm what is approximately 6 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 1920cm2 of water surface which is approximately 297 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums that are medium. (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 Redtail Filefish. (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 levels shouldn't be outside of 8.0 - 8.3 since most marine fish are used to the mentioned range of pH values.

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Document modified on Wed Dec 19 14:13:44 UTC 2007
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