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. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Remora family. (e) It's origin 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. 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 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 pH level should be stable, varying between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for marine fish.

Source: fishbase

Slender Suckerfish picture no. 1

Slender Suckerfish picture no. 2
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