Squirrelfish, Striped
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Squirrelfish, Striped
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Squirrelfish, Striped (Sargocentron xantherythrum)
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Quick Stats

Minimum Tank Size 70 gallons
Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Reef Compatible With Caution
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 7"
Color Form Red, White
Diet Carnivore
Compatibility View Chart
Origin Fiji
Family Holocentridae
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Overview

The Striped Squirrelfish, also known as the Hawaiian Squirrelfish, is one of the most common squirrelfish seen by scuba divers. It is bright red with thin, white horizontal stripes.

A 70 gallon or larger aquarium with large amounts of live rock, hiding places, and swimming room is recommended. It will do well with others of its own species as long as there is adequate hiding locations and adequate space. It will eat invertebrates such as worms, crustaceans, and serpent stars. It is a nocturnal fish and hides while the lights are on.

When first introduced into the aquarium, live saltwater feeder shrimp should be used to entice this fish to eat. The diet should vary between live feeder shrimps, freeze-dried shrimps, chopped marine meats.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1" to 2"; Medium: 2" to 3"; Large: 3" to 5"

Customer Testimonials

Brian El Brooklyn , NY
Very easy fish to keep and he likes to hide .
Bob Howard Quagog, , NY
A very nice fish. Tons of personality. But be warned, he will eat anything he can fit in his mouth- which can stretch pretty big!
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