Razor Surgeonfish (Prionurus laticlavius)

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Razor Surgeonfish

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Prionurus laticlavius

Easy

sg

1.02 - 1.025

pH

8.1 - 8.4

[[Minimum temperature::65 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::78 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Herbivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

15-20 years

Family

Acanthuridae



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Additional names

Razor Sawtail, Yellowtail Surgeonfish


Origin

From south-west Gulf of California to Ecuador, including the Galapagos Islands

Sexing

No sexual dimorphism; examine underside

Tank compatibility

Peaceful

Diet

Herbivorous; grazes from benthic macroalgae to benthic microalgae

Feeding regime

Daily

Environment Specifics

Reef tank will do; found from subtropical to tropical waters

Behaviour

Peaceful

Identification

Grey body with 3 spots on caudal peduncle; not as spotted as its relative the Yellowtail Surgeonfish