North America, Western Atlantic: Charleston,
South Carolina southward to Florida, along the Gulf of Mexico
coasts of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and eastern-central
Texas. South America: Caribbean coast of Colombia, eastward to
Venezuela, Surinam, Guyana, French Guiana, and Brazil as far south
as Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Min Tank Size:
48 inches (55 gallon) longer is better than wide
Prefers live but will take frozen and freeze-dried
A 1% addition of salt is recommendedas these fish
are found in brackish water.This can be accomplished by adding
7.5 TSP of sea salt/ 10 gallons (10g/10 L) on a hydrometer the
reading should be between 1.005 to 1.010 specific gravity.
Best for species tank, possibly the right community.