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Paraploactis sp. Velvetfish





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lexID:
3553 
AphiaID:
 
Scientific:
Paraploactis sp. 
German:
Samtfisch 
English:
Velvetfish 
Category:
Scorpionfishes/Stonefishes 
Family tree:
(Kingdom) > (Phylum) > (Class) > (Order) > (Family) > Paraploactis (Genus) > sp. (Species) 
Occurrence:
Indian Ocean, Western Pacific Ocean 
Size:
5.91" - 5.91" (15cm - 15cm) 
Temperature:
73.4 °F - 82.4 °F (23°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Crustaceans, Fish (little fishes), Living Food 
Tank:
109.99 gal (~ 500L) 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2011-02-13 02:08:41 

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The genus Paraploactis, in the family Aploactinidae or velvetfishes, consists mainly of Western Pacific species. These relatively small and predatory relatives of the scorpion fishes owe their name to their velvet-like skin.

Living hidden in algae-rich areas of the reef they are mainly nocturnal. Their camouflage and small size might be among the reasons why they can only seldomly be found in fish stores. Due to this we don't have any reports on husbandry experiences so far. If it is possible to get the animals to feed, however, husbandry should be very similar to other passive predators - quite undemanding, provided the water quality is kept high.

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  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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