Sabre Squirrelfish

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Sabre Squirrelfish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Sabre Squirrelfish and the correct latin name is Sargocentron spiniferum. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Squirrelfish family. (e) Origin of this species is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

Although this fish is peaceful, it is poisonous.

Sabre Squirrelfish can grow up to 51 cm what is approximately 20 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 6120cm2 of water surface which is approximately 948 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums that 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 not very difficult to keep the Sabre Squirrelfish. (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.

Sabre Squirrelfish, picture no. 1

Sabre Squirrelfish, picture no. 2

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