Eyestriped surgeonfish - Acanthurus dussumieri
Species Name: Acanthurus dussumieri
Synonyms:Hepatus bariene, Acanthurus bariene, Acanthurus dussumiere, Acanthurus dussumierri, Acanthurus matoides, Acanthurus dussumieri, Teuthis dussumieri , Rhombotides dussumieri, Hepatus dussumieri, Rhombotides lamarrii, Acanthurus lamarrii, Acanthurus undulatus, Teuthis grammoptilus, Hepatus grammoptilus
Common Names: Eyestriped surgeonfish
Family: Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, tangs, unicornfishes)
Order: Perciformes (Perch-likes)
Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes)
Max.Size: 54.0 cm / 21.3 inches
Environment: Marine reef
Origin: Southeast Atlantic, Western and Eastern Indian Ocean, Northwest, Western Central, Eastern Central and Southwest Pacific
Company: Acanthurus dussumieri (Eyestriped surgeonfish) have to be kept separate from similar species, groupers and lionfishes.
Aquarium Setup: Acanthurus dussumieri (Eyestriped surgeonfish) need a lot of space to be happy, at least 50 gallons for every adult individual. They also like a stable environment, so the physical, chemical and social factors should be kept as unchanged as possible. pH should be buffered and kept between 8.0 and 8.4. The seventies to low eighties F is the most suitable temperature. Keep the levels of ammonia and nitrite as close to zero as possible, and never allow the amount of nitrate to exceed 25 ppm. Water movement and aeration should be vigorous.
Food: Acanthurus dussumieri (Eyestriped surgeonfish) eat surface film of fine green and blue-green algae, diatoms, and detritus. They need their food ransons to be spread out over the day. An automatic feed or an algae stone can make this easier to achieve.
Breeding: We have no available reports about spawning Acanthurus dussumieri (Eyestriped surgeonfish) in an aquarium.
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