Monrovia Doctorfish

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Monrovia Doctorfish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Monrovia Doctorfish and the correct latin name is Acanthurus monroviae. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Tang family. (e) Origin of this species is West Africa. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

These fish are peaceful, so they are suitable for community tanks. However due to their size, really big marine aquariums are necessary for happy life.

Monrovia Doctorfish can grow up to 45 cm what is approximately 17 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 5400cm2 of water surface which is approximately 837 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums 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). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Monrovia Doctorfish. (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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