Yellowtail surgeonfish

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Yellowtail surgeonfish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Yellowtail Surgeonfish and the correct latin name is Prionurus punctatus. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Tang family. (e) Origin of this species is Eastern Central Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful species.

Yellowtail surgeonfish can grow up to 60 cm what is approximately 23 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 7200cm2 of water surface which is approximately 1116 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is 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 Yellowtail 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.

The Yellowtail surgeonfish species require a water of high oxygen concentration as well as very clean water.

Thanks to Kenneth Leonard for the pictures. Copyright Ken Leonard.

Yellowtail surgeonfish, picture 1

Yellowtail surgeonfish, picture 2

Yellowtail surgeonfish, picture 3

Yellowtail surgeonfish, picture 4
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