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This species is known as Stripey and the correct latin name is Microcanthus strigatus. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Sea Chubs family. (e) Origin of this fish is Western Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This fish is peaceful and thus recommended for beginners.

Stripey can grow up to 16 cm what is approximately 6 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 1920cm2 of water surface which is approximately 297 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is medium. (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 easy to keep the Stripey fish. (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.

Stripey, picture number 1

Stripey, picture number 2

Stripey, picture number 3
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Document modified on Mon Dec 17 13:59:51 UTC 2007
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