Chanos chanosis commonly referred to as Milkfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 9729 AphiaID: 217625 Scientific: Chanos chanos German: Milchfisch English: Milkfish Category: Other Fishes Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Gonorhynchiformes (Order) > Chanidae (Family) > Chanos (Genus) > chanos (Species) Initial determination: (Forsskål, ), 1775 Occurrence: , Vereinigte Arabische Emirate , Sudan , Kuwait , Djibouti , El Salvador , Hong Kong Cocos Island (Costa Rica), (the) Maldives, Australia, Bahrain, Cambodia, China, Comores, Corea, Costa Rica, Easter Island (Rapa Nui), Ecuador, Fiji, Galapagos Islands, Guam, Guatemala, Gulf of Oman / Oman, Hawaii, Honduras, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico (East Pacific), Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Philippines, Red Sea, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South-Africa, Sri Lanka, Tahiti, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, the Mediterranean Sea, the Seychelles, USA, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen Sea depth: 1 - 30 Meter Size: 39.37" - 70.87" (100cm - 180cm) Temperature: 59 °F - 109.4 °F (15°C - 43°C) Food: Jellyfish, Plankton, Zooplankton Difficulty: Not suitable for home aquaria! Offspring: Possible to breed Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Least concern (LC) Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Captive breeding / propagation
The offspring of Chanos chanos are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Chanos chanos, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Chanos chanos, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Chanos chanos (Forsskål, 1775)
Found in offshore marine waters and shallow coastal embayments, but also frequently enter estuaries and occasionally penetrate freshwater streams. A marine species which enters estuaries and rivers. Adults occur in small to large schools near the coasts or around islands where reefs are well developed. Eggs and larvae are pelagic up to 2-3 weeks.
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