Chocolate surgeonfish

Species information for the Chocolate surgeonfish, in the Tangs category.

  1. FAMILY - Acanthuridae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Acanthurus Pyroferus

    COMMON NAME - Chocolate Suregeonfish (Mimic surgeonfish)

    SIZE - 9.8" (25 cm)

    RANGE - Indo Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 75 US Gal. (284 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Varied diet with mostly vegetable fare, dried and frozen herbivores foods, marine algae, spirulina, pieces of zucchini, broccoli, leaf lettuce, sushi nori (dried seaweed no additives). Feed 3 times a day.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Rarely bothers corals unless underfed. Browses on filamentous microalgae and small flesh macroalgae. Feed 3 times a day.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Juveniles tend to acclimate to captivity in a large tank, moderately aggressive, keep only one specimen of the same color per tank.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 6, 2014
    jhnrb, Jul 10, 2009