Scissortail Sergeant

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Scissortail Sergeant

This marine aquarium fish is known as Scissortail Sergeant, Striptailed Damselfish, Six-Barred Sergeant-Major and the correct latin name is Abudefduf sexfasciatus. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Damsel family. (e) Origin of this fish is from the Red Sea to Australia and Japan. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This species is peaceful.

Scissortail Sergeant can grow up to 18 cm what is approximately 7 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 2160cm2 of water surface which is approximately 334 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). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Scissortail Sergeant 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.

In nature it lives near coral and rocky reefs in 1 to 15 m deep waters in shoals.

They usually eat zooplankton and algae.

Scissortail Sergeant, picture no. 1

Scissortail Sergeant, picture no. 2

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