Dark Surgeon

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Dark Surgeon

This marine aquarium fish is known as Dark Surgeon, Ringtail Surgeonfish and the correct latin name is Acanthurus blochii. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Tang family. (e) Origin of this species is from East Africa to the Hawaiian Islands. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

Ringtail Surgeonfish are peaceful species.

Dark Surgeon can grow up to 45 cm what is approximately 17 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 5400cm2 of water surface which is approximately 837 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks that are very large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums hold at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Dark Surgeon fish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

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