Slender Suckerfish

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Slender Suckerfish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Slender Suckerfish and the correct latin name is Echeneis naucrates. It belongs to the Remora family. (e) Origin of this fish is Western Atlantic. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

Not suitable for classic aquariums. This species does well with other large fish; rays, or sharks.

Slender Suckerfish can grow up to 100 cm what is approximately 39 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 12000cm2 of water surface which is approximately 1860 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums that are very large. (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 difficult to keep the Slender Suckerfish. (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.

Source: fishbase

Slender Suckerfish picture no. 1

Slender Suckerfish picture no. 2
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