West African Spadefish

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West African Spadefish

This marine aquarium fish is known as West African Spadefish and the correct latin name is Chaetodipterus lippei. It belongs to the Spadefish family. (e) It's origin is East Atlantic. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This Spadefish belongs to semi-aggressive species.

West African Spadefish can grow up to 31 cm what is approximately 12 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 3720cm2 of water surface which is approximately 576 square inch. We recommend you to keep it in fish tanks which are 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 not very difficult to keep the West African Spadefish. (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 levels shouldn't be outside of 8.0 - 8.3 since most marine fish are used to the mentioned range of pH values.

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