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  • Red Gurnard

    • Body slender; head large, bony; Reddish to greyish brown above, pale below; fan-like pectoral fins green with blue spots, grows to 50 cm.

    • Scientific Name: Chelidonichthys kumu
    • Habitat: Found around N.Z. coast Usually on soft bottoms in offshore waters around New Zealand, up to 200 m.
    • Temperament: Predatory if it fits in its mouth it will be eaten.
    • Tank Age/Maturity: 400 litres preferably larger at least 3 months old.
    • Diet: Feeds mainly on small crustaceans, fish and invertebrates. Will eat anything you feed it once acclimatised
    • Threatened Species: N/A
    • Special Requirements: Need room and open spaces on tank floor to swim, best on a sandy bottom.
    • Size: 50cm
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