Barramundi Cod (Cromileptes altivelis)
Category: Aquarium Fish Other
Barramundi Cod is a demersal sea fish that comes from the Serranidae family. This fish variety is native to Australia, and they occur extensively all through the hot Indo-Pacific. Adult fish are habitually found in silt reef regions, whereas younger ones survive in shallow water and are rarely seen in rock lakes at low tide. In their native, these Barramundi Cod fish varieties are seen in tropical and subtropical waters. Matured fish are seen on the west coastline as far as Dirk Hartog Island in the south, whereas on the east coastline, the young ones come down through the East Australian current, are seen as far as south of Sydney. These fish varieties are found in a range of deepness, ranging from 2 meters to 40 meters.
The Barramundi Cod fish breed is an average-sized fish, with a body length of 70 cm. The meticulous body shape of this fish makes it fairly impossible to blend with other fish varieties. The body of the fish is laterally dense and moderately high. This solid and odd visual effect is pronounced by its bowl-shaped profile and its long nose offers the fish a humpbacked look. The small neck and head of this fish are a major increase of analogous feature freshwater Barramundi. The female Barramundi Cod fish will attain the sexual maturity when it attains the body length of 39 cm. Male breeds will attain the sexual maturity after the gender change, which will take place at different sizes of each fish.
The juveniles boast a white backdrop with round black-colored spots and they swim head down incessantly. The matured fish contain small scales and has the body coloration with differences of beige and grey with darker changeable spots, according to the size of the body. Small black-colored spots wrap the entire body of the Barramundi Cod fish breed.
Usually, Barramundi Cod fish varieties feed on crustaceans and small fish varieties.
The lifespan of the Barramundi Cod fish breed ranges from 16 years to 20 years.