Trumpetfish

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Trumpetfish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Trumpetfish and the correct latin name is Aulostomus maculatus. It belongs to the Trumpetfish family. (e) It's origin is Western Atlantic. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This is a peaceful fish which requires a lot of space. It can be usually seen in public aquariums instead of home fish tanks.

Trumpetfish can grow up to 100 cm what is approximately 39 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 12000cm2 of water surface which is approximately 1860 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums that 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 not very difficult to keep the Trumpetfish. (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 pH level should be stable, varying between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for marine fish.

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