Rough-Head Sea Catfish

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Rough-Head Sea Catfish

This species is known as Rough-Head Sea Catfish and the correct latin name is Arius latiscutatus. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Sea Catfish family. (e) Origin of this fish is West African Coast. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A poisonous fish. Not recommended for home aquariums.

Rough-Head Sea Catfish can grow up to 60 cm what is approximately 23 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 7200cm2 of water surface which is approximately 1116 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). Very large aquariums hold at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is difficult to keep the Rough-Head Sea Catfish. (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.

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Document modified on Wed Dec 5 10:34:15 UTC 2007
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