This fish is known as Sea Goldie
and the correct latin name is Pseudanthias squamipinnis
. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Sea Basses
) Origin of this species is Indo-West Pacific
Character and suggestions regarding care
An aggressive fish.
Sea Goldie can grow up to 15 cm what is approximately 5 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 1800cm2
of water surface which is approximately 279 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 easy to keep the Sea Goldie 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 recommended pH level is between 8.0 and 8.3 since marine fish are used to these levels in general.
A carnivore; Also eats algae.
Thanks to Kenneth Leonard
for the picture. Copyright Ken Leonard.
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