Splitfin Flashlightfish

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Splitfin Flashlightfish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Splitfin Flashlightfish and the correct latin name is Anomalops katoptron. It belongs to the Lanterneye Fish family. (e) It's origin is East Asia and Australia. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This species is peaceful towards it’s tankmates.

Splitfin Flashlightfish can grow up to 35 cm what is approximately 13 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 4200cm2 of water surface which is approximately 651 square inch. We recommend you to keep it in fish tanks which 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 hold at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Splitfin Flashlightfish. (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.

Splitfin Flashlightfish picture
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