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  • Tarakihi

    • Silvery fish with black mark behind head, rubbery lips and large pectoral fins. Can weigh up to 3kg.


    • Scientific Name: Nemadactylus Macropterus
    • Habitat: Usually found offshore around N.Z. over reefs and sandy bottoms to 50 metres
    • Temperament: A peaceful fish
    • Tank Age/Maturity: 1000 litres and at least six months
    • Diet: : Feeds on molluscs, crustaceans etc., so readily accepts all foods
    • Threatened Species: A Quota fish (minimum legal size)
    • Special Requirements: Good clean water and plenty of space
    • Endemic: Yes
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