Sohal Surgeonfish

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Sohal Surgeonfish

This fish is known as Sohal Surgeonfish and the correct latin name is Acanthurus sohal. It belongs to the Tang family. (e) It's origin is Western Indian Ocean. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

Peaceful to it’s tankmates.

Sohal Surgeonfish can grow up to 40 cm what is approximately 15 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 4800cm2 of water surface which is approximately 744 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 have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Sohal Surgeonfish. (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.

Sohal Surgeonfish, picture number 1

Sohal Surgeonfish, picture number 2

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Document modified on Wed Nov 28 20:27:21 UTC 2007
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