Scrawled Filefish

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Scrawled Filefish

This fish is known as Scrawled Filefish and the correct latin name is Aluterus scriptus. It belongs to the Filefish family. (e) Origin of this fish is almost everywhere in tropical waters. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

These fish are poisonous.

Scrawled Filefish can grow up to 110 cm what is approximately 43 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 13200cm2 of water surface which is approximately 2046 square inch. We recommend you to keep it in fish tanks which 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 have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Scrawled Filefish. (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 levels shouldn't be outside of 8.0 - 8.3 since most marine fish are used to the mentioned range of pH values.

Due to it’s size it is not recommended for ordinary home aquariums.

Scrawled Filefish, picture no. 1

Scrawled Filefish, picture no. 2

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