Spotfin Sea Catfish

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Spotfin Sea Catfish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Spotfin Sea Catfish and the correct latin name is Nemapteryx nenga. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Sea Catfish family. (e) It's origin is Indo-West Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This Catfish is semi-aggressive.

Spotfin Sea Catfish can grow up to 30 cm what is approximately 11 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 3600cm2 of water surface which is approximately 558 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks 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 not very difficult to keep the Spotfin Sea Catfish. (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.

Spotfin Sea Catfish, picture no. 1

Spotfin Sea Catfish, picture no. 2

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Document modified on Wed Dec 19 8:55:03 UTC 2007
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