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Flying Gurnard
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Flying Gurnard

Dactyloptena orientalis
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Flying Gurnard also known as the Oriental Flying Gurnard or Oriental Helmet Gurnard are found from the Red Sea and East Africa to the Hawaiian, Marquesan and Tuamoto islands, north to southern Japan and the Ogasawara Islands, south to Australia and New Zealand.

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The Flying Gurnard is a light-brown colour with orange to dark-brown spots. The pectoral fins can be flared out into an impressive display of fan-like wings, with spines extending beyond the flesh at the tips. The tips of the wings are tinged with a blue.

An aquarium with a large unobstructed swimming area and a sandy bottom without much rockwork will provide a suitable environment. Aggressive tank mates should be avoided as well as bottom dwellers.

The diet of the Flying Gurnard consists of mysis shrimp, brineshrimp and other chopped meaty foods.

The Flying Gurnard is Reef Safe with caution as they will prey on any small fish or crustaceans that will fit in to its mouth, however they will not harm any corals.

Minimum Aquarium Size

700 L

Max Size

38 cm

Reef Safe

With caution

Temperament

Peaceful

Diet

Carnivore

Care

Moderate

Origin

Indian Ocean

Source

Wild Caught

Venomous

No

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