Eyestripe Surgeonfish (Acanthurus dussumieri)

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Eyestripe Surgeonfish

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Eyestripe Surgeonfish

Acanthurus dussumieri

Moderate

sg

1.020 - 1.025

pH

8.1 - 8.5

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8-10 °d

1:1 M:F

Herbivore
Other (See article)

2-3 years

Family

Acanthuridae



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Additional names

Eyestripe Surgeonfish, Dussumieri Tang, Pencilled Surgeonfish, Ornate Surgeonfish

Additional scientific names

Hepatus dussumieri, Rhombotides dussumieri, Teuthis dussumieri


Origin

Sexing

Difficult to visually sex.

Tank compatibility

This large Tang is generally peaceful but can be territorial towards other Tangs of the same shape. To keep more than one you need a very spacious tank to allow for territories.

Diet

Will mainly graze on algae and spirulina, and may also take lettuce, dried seaweed and zucchini. When buying these fish be aware that stock can easily starve, do not buy fish with sunken bellies.

Feeding regime

Feed two to three times a day.

Environment Specifics

Requires a large spacious mature marine tank with plenty of hiding places in live rock.

Behaviour

A generally peaceful Tang which can be territorial towards its own species and similar-looking fish. This fish's colours intensify in response to threats or to display moods.

Identification

Can be mistaken for Acanthurus blochii. This Tang has distinctive orange stripes across its eyes, an orange/tan body, and wavy blue lines covering from head to tail.

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