Marr's Fusiler

(Pterocaesio marri)

Fusiliers are constant grazers and require feeding at least six times daily. Add to well established aquariums that very large open swim areas. Rockwork with caves, cracks and crevices should also be provided for hiding and resting. Fusilers are fast moving peaceful fish and should not be housed with slower moving or aggressive fish. Provide an enriched diet of meaty prepared foods. Fusiliers are schooling fish and are best housed in small groups.

Marr's Fusilier are also sometimes known as the Bigtail, Blacktip, Twinstripe Fusilier or Bananafish. Not often seen in the aquarium trade. The Marr's Fusilier are an overall blue color with dark tips and thin yellow to brown colored stripes. Marr's Fusilier can grow to a little over 14".

We recommend a minimum aquarium size of 100 gallons or larger for this species.

Water conditions: Salinity 1.020 - 1.025, Temp (F) 72 - 78, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Alkalinity 8 - 12 dKH

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