Yellowtail surgeonfish - Prionurus punctatus Yellow tail surgeon fish Prionurus punctatus
Yellowtail surgeonfish


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Yellowtail surgeonfish - Prionurus punctatus

Species Name: Prionurus punctatus


Common Names: Yellowtail surgeonfish

Family: Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, tangs, unicornfishes)

Order: Perciformes (Perch-likes)

Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned Fishes)

Max. Size: 60.0 cm / 23.6 inches

Environment: Marine-reef

Origin: Eastern Central Pacific

Temperament: Harmless

Company: Small fishes

Aquarium Setup: Prionurus punctatus (Yellowtail surgeonfish) requires adequate space and highly circulated water with high oxygen levels. Keep organic waste levels low.

Food: Prionurus punctatus (Yellowtail surgeonfish) feed on Benthic algae. In an aquarium they must be fed frequently, mainly vegetables.

Breeding: We do not have any information about breeding Prionurus punctatus (Yellowtail surgeonfish) in aquariums.

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Yellowtail surgeonfish - Prionurus punctatus