Salmon Catfish

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Salmon Catfish

This fish is known as Blue Catfish, Lesser Salmon Catfish, Salmon Catfish and the correct latin name is Arius graeffei. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Sea Catfish family. (e) It's origin is Western Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

Peaceful to other species, however a lot of space is necessary. Not recommended for beginners.

Salmon Catfish can grow up to 50 cm what is approximately 19 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 6000cm2 of water surface which is approximately 930 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 difficult to keep the Salmon 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 pH level should be stable, varying between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for marine fish.

Salmon Catfish, picture no. 1

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Document modified on Wed Dec 5 10:13:44 UTC 2007
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