Twospot surgeonfish - Ctenochaetus binotatus
Species Name: Ctenochaetus binotatus
Synonyms: Ctenochaetus binotatus, Ctenochaetus strigosus, Ctenochaetus oculocoeruleus
Common Names:Twospot surgeonfish
Family: Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, tangs, unicornfishes)
Order: Perciformes (Perch-likes)
Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned Fishes)
Max.Size: 22.0 cm/8.8 inches
Origin: Western Central and Eastern Central Pacific, Western and Eastern Indian Ocean
Company: Ctenochaetus binotatus (Twospot surgeonfish) does not go well with others of the same species, or with reef fishes like basses or eels.
Aquarium Setup: Ctenochaetus binotatus (Twospot surgeonfish) need a lot of space and higly aerated water. Provide them with a fine gravel bottom and lots of rock based of calcium carbonate. Keep organic waste to an absolute minimum since Twospot surgeonfish is sensitive. The pH should be between 8.0 and 8.4 and the temperature around 70F.
Food: Ctenochaetus binotatus (Twospot surgeonfish) feed by scooping film of unicellular algae and detritus, and they wont eat hard and large pieces of food food. It is advisable to place waterlogged fresh, dried and/or defrosted frozen food as fine material amongst the algae.
Breeding: We can not provide any informations about how to breed Ctenochaetus binotatus (Twospot surgeonfish) in aquariums.
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