Clown Surgeonfish
Alternative Name(s): Pyjama Clown, Lined Surgeonfish, Clown Tang
Scientific Name(s): Acanthurus lineatus
Category: Marine Fish
Maximum Size: 38cms
Minimum Tank Volume: 570 litres
Minimum Tank Size: 125 Gallons
Water Temperature Range: 24-27°C

General Information: A beautiful Surgeonfish, who will almost certainly have aggressive tendancies towards other Surgeonfish unless in a large aquarium. Very active, requiring good swimming space.
Tank Requirements: SALINITY SG: 1.024 - 1.026
Diet Requirements: Varied diet of mostly vegetable matter, and like other Surgeons enjoys algae. Feed 3 times a day.
Compatibility: Generally reef safe, though may nip at large polyped stony corals if underfed. Should adapt to aquarium life, though acclimatisation period can be difficult.
Recommendations: Prevent sudden changes in aquarium chemical levels and UV light useful for keeping Whitespot at bay.
Common Problems: Surgeonfish are prone to Whitespot.
Similar Species: Other Surgeonfish generally very similar.
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