Shortfin Turkeyfish

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Shortfin Turkeyfish

This species is known as Shortfin Turkeyfish and the correct latin name is Dendrochirus brachypterus. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Scorpion family. (e) Origin of this species is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This is an aggressive fish which is dangerous for human as well.

Shortfin Turkeyfish can grow up to 17 cm what is approximately 6 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 2040cm2 of water surface which is approximately 316 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks that are medium. (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 Shortfin Turkeyfish. (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.

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