Halfmoon picassofish - Rhinecanthus lunula
Species Name: Rhinecanthus lunula
Synonyms: Rhinecanthus lunula
Common Names: Halfmoon picassofish
Family: Balistidae (Triggerfishes)
Order: Tetraodontiformes (Puffers and filefishes)
Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned Fishes)
Max.Size: 28.0 cm / 11 inches
Origin: Eastern Central and Western Central pacific
Temperament: Relatively aggressive
Company: Rhinecanthus lunula (Halfmoon picassofish) should not be kept in an aquarium filled with many other fishes from the same family. It should not be kept with Lionfishes and eels either. If you place your Halfmoon picassofish in a reef or community aquarium that is too small, it can become aggressive and destructive. A larger aquarium will reduce the risk of such behaviour.
Aquarium Setup: Rhinecanthus lunula (Halfmoon picassofish) is smart and exploratory and will be bored in an aquarium without things to play with and investigate. It can bite power strips, heaters and filters and the aquarium must be covered. A deep sand bed is not suitable.
Food: Rhinecanthus lunula (Halfmoon picassofish) will eat almost anything; in the wild as well as in the aquarium. You can feed it shrimp, clams and cut fish fillet. It will also like molluscs, algae, plant matter, echinoderms, tunicates, sponges, hydrozoans and crabs.
Breeding: We have no information about the breeding of Rhinecanthus lunula (Halfmoon picassofish) in aquariums.
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