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This marine aquarium fish is known as Salema and the correct latin name is Sarpa salpa. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Porgie family. (e) Origin of this fish is East Atlantic. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful species.

Salema can grow up to 51 cm what is approximately 20 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 6120cm2 of water surface which is approximately 948 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 hold at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Salema 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 suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

Salema picture

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