Spotted Trunkfish

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Spotted Trunkfish

This fish is known as Spotted Trunkfish and the correct latin name is Lactophrys bicaudalis. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Boxfish family. (e) Origin of this species is Western Atlantic. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This fish is aggressive.

Spotted Trunkfish can grow up to 48 cm what is approximately 18 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 5760cm2 of water surface which is approximately 892 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). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Spotted Trunkfish. (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 Mon Dec 17 13:01:56 UTC 2007
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