Striated surgeonfish - Ctenochaetus striatus Striated surgeon fish Ctenochaetus striatus
Striated surgeonfish


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Striated surgeonfish - Ctenochaetus striatus

Species Name: Ctenochaetus striatus

Synonyms: Ctenochaetus striatus, Acronurus argenteus, Acanthurus argenteus, Acanthurus striatus, Ctenochaetus strigosus, Acanthurus flavoguttatus, Ctenodon ctenodon, Acanthurus ctenodon, Acanthurus kettlitzii, Ctenodon cuvierii

Common Names:Striated surgeonfish

Family: Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, tangs, unicornfishes)

Order: Perciformes (perch-likes)

Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)

Max.Size: 26.0 cm/10.4 inches

Environment: Marine-reef

Origin: Western Central and Eastern Central Pacific, Eastern Indian Ocean

Temperament: Relatively agressive

Company: Ctenochaetus striatus (Striated surgeonfish) is not a suitable companion for others of the same speicies, nor for reef fish like basses and eels.

Aquarium Setup: Ctenochaetus striatus (Striated surgeonfish) must be given a lot of aquarium space, otherwise it will not flourish. The bottom should consist of fine gravel bottom and lots of calcium carbonate based rocks. Strong circulation and and keeping the amounts of soluble waste products low to none existing are necessary. The temperatures should be kept around 70 F. The water should be highly aerated and have pH levels of 8.0-8.4. Extra light will encourage algae growth.

Food: Ctenochaetus striatus (Striated surgeonfish) scoopes film of detritus and unicellular algae. They are unable to nip off large pieces of hard food. Put dried, fresh, and/or defrosted frozen food along with the algae as fine material.

Breeding: We can’t provide any information about the breeding of Ctenochaetus striatus (Striated surgeonfish) in aquariums.

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