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Acanthurus pyroferus/ Mimic surgeonfish

ca. 3-4 days ca. 3-4 days (abroad may vary)
40,00 EUR
40,00 EUR per fish

incl. 19% tax excl. Shipping costs

Since the facial expressions doctor is very often encountered in the trade and he can change his appearance at any time, the buyer should be aware of this fish. 

With mimicry science calls a behavior in which an animal mimics another externally, which has no predators or is avoided for other reasons. So there is a model and an imitator. If you want to apply the concept of mimicry on Acanthurus pyroferus - because he imitates yes the dwarf emperor by - so the question arises of why. What do the models, what makes it so interesting for the facial expressions doctor? 

The cause should be sought in the valor of young dwarf emperor, who have a strong spine on gill cover and are very aggressive. 

When facial expressions Doctor of own mandrel is unfortunately in the Juvenile stage not very well trained and it required him to protect. Later, he can defend himself, however, and he shows his true color.

Of course, the sea water pool should contain at least 200 liters under these conditions.

Indo-Pacific; from the Seychelles to Japan, to the Society Islands, the Marquesas and Tuamotu, in 5 to 40m depth.

No, the Gender here is very strong, ie the males resemble the females very strong.

This loner prefers deep lagoons and outer reefs. The imitation of doctor fish is to be found in areas of mixed coral growth, but also on coral rubble and sand at the foot of reefs.

Acanthurus makes difficulties in adapting and we recommend him individually to keep, as it can be very aggressive. However, compared to the other Acanthurus species he is by far the easiest to care doctor holding fish.

Sun light zone, diurnal

So far, about little to nothing known. All breeding successes were previously chance.

Omnivorous (omnivores), for example: their food palette is predominantly vegetable but also animal is not disdain, ie: in the sea, they eat zooplankton, in the aquarium they will eat live or frosted small shrimp (Mysis, Artemia) but also any other wirbelne food like white worms and flake food will be gratefully accepted. 

Most of all he goes to flake food. 

Please try what is taken from it.

The young form lives in the same habitat as the adult birds, "camouflage", however, by other types of staining and to some extent shape and mimics dwarf angelfish after.

This product was added to our catalog on Monday, 21. April 2014.
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