Twospot Turkeyfish

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Twospot Turkeyfish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Twospot Turkeyfish, Fu Manchu Lionfish and the correct latin name is Dendrochirus biocellatus. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Scorpion family. (e) Origin of this species is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This Scorpion belongs to aggressive fishes.

Twospot Turkeyfish can grow up to 13 cm what is approximately 5 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 1560cm2 of water surface which is approximately 241 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums that are medium. (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 not very difficult to keep the Twospot Turkeyfish. (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.

This Scorpion should have a long tank with lots of hiding places. Especially juveniles spend most of the time hiding in the caves. This is a venomous fish and you should be careful when you are putting your hands into the tank.

D. Biocellatus is a camnivore and it eats smaller fish and Scampi, so do not mix this fish with smaller fish and crustaceans. There may be problems with eating in aquarium.

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