Ocean Surgeon

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Ocean Surgeon

This marine aquarium fish is known as Ocean Surgeon and the correct latin name is Acanthurus bahianus. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Tang family. (e) It's origin is Western Atlantic. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A semi-aggressive fish. In order to avoid aggression, large tanks are necessary.

Ocean Surgeon can grow up to 38 cm what is approximately 14 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 4560cm2 of water surface which is approximately 706 square inch. We recommend you to keep it in fish tanks which are 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 Ocean 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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Document modified on Sat Dec 8 10:58:27 UTC 2007
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