Skunk Fish

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Skunk Fish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Golden Stripe Soapfish Grouper, Skunk Fish and the correct latin name is Grammistes sexlineatus. It belongs to the Grouper family. (e) It's origin is Sri Lanka. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

Aggressive and poisonous fish. Not recommended for beginners at all.

Skunk Fish can grow up to 30 cm what is approximately 11 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 3600cm2 of water surface which is approximately 558 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums that are 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 difficult to keep the Skunk 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 pH levels shouldn't be outside of 8.0 - 8.3 since most marine fish are used to the mentioned range of pH values.

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Document modified on Tue Dec 11 12:05:09 UTC 2007
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