Longnose surgeonfish - Zebrasoma rostratum
Species Name: Zebrasoma rostratum
Synonyms: Zebrasoma rostratum, Acanthurus rostratus
Common Names: Longnose surgeonfish
Family: Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, tangs, unicornfishes)
Order: Perciformes (Perch-likes)
Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned Fishes)
Max. Size: 21.0 cm / 8.3 inches
Origin: Western Central and Eastern Central Pacific,
Company: Zebrasoma rostratum (Longnose surgeonfish) is best kept with small fishes.
Aquarium Setup: Zebrasoma rostratum (Longnose surgeonfish) needs a lot of space, preferably at least 60 gallons. Place large amounts of live rock in the aquarium to provide algae and spots for sleep and shelter. Longnose surgeonfish do best if you create a setup with lots of break-up of the physical environment. The preferd temperature range is the mid-seventies to the low eighties F. Water movements should be strong and aeration vigorous. Keep the pH in the 8.0 to 8.4 range.
Food: Zebrasoma rostratum (Longnose surgeonfish) feed mainly on filamentous algae. A suitable aquarium diet includes meaty and vegetable materials. Serve the food in small amounts. They can store fat in their body cavities and periods of non-feeding are natural.
Breeding: We do not have any information about how to breed Zebrasoma rostratum (Longnose surgeonfish) in captivity.
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