Swallowtail Seaperch

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Swallowtail Seaperch

This marine aquarium fish is known as Swallowtail Seaperch, Marine Goldfish and the correct latin name is Anthias anthias. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Sea Basses family. (e) Origin of this fish is Eastern Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

Anthias Anthias is a peaceful fish.

Swallowtail Seaperch can grow up to 27 cm what is approximately 10 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 3240cm2 of water surface which is approximately 502 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). Very large aquariums hold at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Swallowtail Seaperch 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.

Source: fishbase.

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