Spotted Trunkfish

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Spotted Trunkfish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Spotted Trunkfish and the correct latin name is Lactophrys bicaudalis. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Boxfish family. (e) It's origin 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. 1 specimen basically needs at least 5760cm2 of water surface which is approximately 892 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is 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 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 recommended pH level is between 8.0 and 8.3 since marine fish are used to these levels in general.

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