Threespot Squirrelfish

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Threespot Squirrelfish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Threespot Squirrelfish and the correct latin name is Sargocentron cornutum. It belongs to the Squirrelfish family. (e) It's origin is Western Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A semi-aggressive fish which is also venomous.

Threespot Squirrelfish 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. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks 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 have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is easy to keep the Threespot Squirrelfish. (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.

Eats benthic crabs and shrimps.

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