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Garra Ruffa Obtusa / Dr. Fish

$1399 CAD
SKU: 400000024387

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Garra Ruffa Obtusa / Dr. Fish

Description

The Garra rufa obtusa, also known as the doctor fish, is a type of freshwater fish commonly used in spa treatments, particularly in the practice of fish pedicures. These fish are known for their ability to feed on dead skin, giving a gentle exfoliating effect. However, keeping them as pets requires careful attention to their habitat requirements. Here are some key points regarding their ideal habitat conditions:

  1. Temperature: The optimal water temperature for Garra rufa obtusa ranges between 20°C to 26°C (68°F to 79°F). It is crucial to maintain a stable temperature within this range to ensure the well-being and health of the fish.

  2. Minimum Tank Size: Garra rufa obtusa, like other fish, require sufficient space to swim and thrive. Considering their size and behavior, it is recommended to keep them in a tank of at least 30 gallons. However, to provide a comfortable and healthy environment, a larger tank is always preferable. It is essential to provide adequate filtration and perform regular water changes to maintain water quality.

Additionally, ensure the tank setup includes appropriate substrate, hiding places, and smooth rocks or decorations, as these fish are known to be bottom-dwellers and may appreciate such features in their environment. Providing a well-balanced diet and maintaining good water quality are also critical for their overall health and well-being.

When considering keeping Garra rufa obtusa, it is important to do thorough research and consult with experienced fishkeepers or aquatic specialists to ensure you can meet their specific care requirements.

Specifications

  • Category
    Ornamental Fish
  • Species Type
    Doctor Fish
  • Water Temperature
    68°F to 79°F
  • Minimum Tank Size
    30 Gallons
  • Water pH Level
    Alkaline, Neutral
  • Habitat Preference
    Planted Tanks
  • Behaviour
    Skin-nibble, Community Fish

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Garra Ruffa Obtusa / Dr. Fish

$1399 CAD

The Garra rufa obtusa, also known as the doctor fish, is a type of freshwater fish commonly used in spa treatments, particularly in the practice of fish pedicures. These fish are known for their ability to feed on dead skin, giving a gentle exfoliating effect. However, keeping them as pets requires careful attention to their habitat requirements. Here are some key points regarding their ideal habitat conditions:

  1. Temperature: The optimal water temperature for Garra rufa obtusa ranges between 20°C to 26°C (68°F to 79°F). It is crucial to maintain a stable temperature within this range to ensure the well-being and health of the fish.

  2. Minimum Tank Size: Garra rufa obtusa, like other fish, require sufficient space to swim and thrive. Considering their size and behavior, it is recommended to keep them in a tank of at least 30 gallons. However, to provide a comfortable and healthy environment, a larger tank is always preferable. It is essential to provide adequate filtration and perform regular water changes to maintain water quality.

Additionally, ensure the tank setup includes appropriate substrate, hiding places, and smooth rocks or decorations, as these fish are known to be bottom-dwellers and may appreciate such features in their environment. Providing a well-balanced diet and maintaining good water quality are also critical for their overall health and well-being.

When considering keeping Garra rufa obtusa, it is important to do thorough research and consult with experienced fishkeepers or aquatic specialists to ensure you can meet their specific care requirements.

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