Striated Surgeonfish

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Striated Surgeonfish

This fish is known as Striated Surgeonfish and the correct latin name is Ctenochaetus striatus. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Tang family. (e) Origin of this species is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful fish which can be kept by experienced beginners as well as experts.

Striated Surgeonfish can grow up to 26 cm what is approximately 10 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 3120cm2 of water surface which is approximately 483 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). Very large aquariums have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Striated 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.

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Document modified on Sat Dec 8 10:18:47 UTC 2007
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