Tentacled Flathead

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Tentacled Flathead

This fish is known as Tentacled Flathead and the correct latin name is Papilloculiceps longiceps. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Flathead family. (e) It's origin 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. 1 specimen basically needs at least 8400cm2 of water surface which is approximately 1302 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is very 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 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 suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

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