Chocolate Surgeonfish (Acanthurus pyroferus)
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284 Litres (75 US G.)
17.8-20.3cm (7-8 ")
8.1 - 8.4
22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)
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- Chocolate Surgeonfish, Pacific Mimic Surgeon, Orange-Gilled Surgeonfish, Mimic Surgeonfish, Mimic Lemon Peel Tang
Additional scientific names
- Hepatus pyroferus, Acanthurus armiger, Acanthurus celebicus
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- These fish are difficult to sex visually.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- A typical oval-shaped Tang which is yellow when juvenile. It has blue highlights around the eyes and gill covers, mimicking the Lemonpeel Angelfish (Centropyge flavissimus). When mature, the body colour darkens towards tan with red highlights forming around the eyes and pectoral fins. The dorsal, anal, and caudal fins take on the hues of green but remain tipped with the tan body colour.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )