Drab sole - Achirus achirus
Species Name: Achirus achirus
Synonyms: Pleuronectes achirus, Achirus achirus, Monochirus lineatus, Monochir punctifer, Achirus maculipinnis gunteri
Common Names: Drab sole
Family: Achiridae (American soles)
Order: Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes)
Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes)
Max. Size: 18.0 cm / 7.1 inches
Environment: Marine demersal
Origin: South America, Western Central and Southwest Atlantic
Company: Achirus achirus (Drab sole) can be kept with any non-aggressive fish.
Aquarium Setup: Achirus achirus (Drab sole) needs a substrate to hide under, without any sharp objects that might injure the fish. Sharp sand and silicates are not suitable. Cover the aquarium, because they jump well.
Food: Achirus achirus (Drab sole) eat nekton, crustaceans, zoo benthos and finfish. Give your fish live foods, such as tubificid worms. They can also be trained to accept dead meaty foods. Small Drab sole eat ghost shrimp. Feed two times a week.
Breeding: We are unable to provide any information about the breeding of Achirus achirus (Drab sole) in aquariums.
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