Tentacled Flathead

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Tentacled Flathead

This species is known as Tentacled Flathead and the correct latin name is Papilloculiceps longiceps. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Flathead family. (e) Origin of this fish is Western Indian Ocean. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

An aggressive species.

Tentacled Flathead can grow up to 70 cm what is approximately 27 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 8400cm2 of water surface which is approximately 1302 square inch. We recommend you to keep it in fish tanks which are very 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 difficult to keep the Tentacled Flathead 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 recommended pH level is between 8.0 and 8.3 since marine fish are used to these levels in general.

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