Whipfin Ponyfish

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Whipfin Ponyfish

This species is known as Whipfin Ponyfish and the correct latin name is Leiognathus leuciscus. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Ponyfish family. (e) Origin of this species is Indo-West Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A semi-aggressive fish.

Whipfin Ponyfish can grow up to 25 cm what is approximately 9 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 3000cm2 of water surface which is approximately 465 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 easy to keep the Whipfin Ponyfish. (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.

Whipfin Ponyfish, picture no. 1

Whipfin Ponyfish, picture no. 2
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