Tomini surgeonfish - Ctenochaetus tominiensis
Species Name: Ctenochaetus tominiensis
Synonyms: Ctenochaetus tominiensis, Ctenochaetus tominienis
Common Names:Tomini surgeonfish
Family: Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, tangs, unicornfishes)
Order: Perciformes (perch-likes)
Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
Max.Size: 13.0 cm/5.2 inches
Origin: Western Central and Eastern Central Pacific
Company: Ctenochaetus tominiensis (Tomini surgeonfish) should be kept separated from other individuals of the same species, as well as from reef fish such as basses and eels.
Aquarium Setup: Ctenochaetus tominiensis (Tomini surgeonfish) must be given a lot of space to thrive. A fine gravel bottom with lots of calcium carbonate based rock is higly suitable. Keep the levels of soluble waste as low as possible and make sure the waters are high in oxygen. Vigorous circulation will be greatly appreciated by your Tomini surgeonfish. pH should be 8.0 to 8.4 and temperatures around 70 F. Extra lighting will favour the algae growth.
Food: Ctenochaetus tominiensis (Tomini surgeonfish) eat by scooping film of detritus and unicellular algae, and will therefore be unable to nip off large pieces of hard food if offered. Amongst the algae you should ideally put soaking dried, fresh, and/or defrosted frozen food as fine material.
Breeding: We do not have any information to display about the breeding of Ctenochaetus tominiensis (Tomini surgeonfish) in aquariums.
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