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Acanthurus olivaceus/ Orange stain 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

This species undergoes dramatic color changes: up to 6cm length it is yellow; moderate approach of typical spot is recognizable as something darker yellow above the pectoral fin. This yellow young fish can easily with young animals of other species, such as Acanthurus pyroferus be confused. With 12 cm followed by a greenish brown, with the rückwärtigere half of the body appears slightly darker. With 25cm length the Pacific animals are dark brown and the orange spot lights as contrast. 

So, contrary to the behavior described in books, an absolutely lovable foster child!

Of course, the sea water pool should contain at least 400 liters under these conditions.

Indo-Pacific, from the eastern Indian Ocean (Christmas Island) to Japan, Hawaii and the Marquesas Islands, in the 4-45m depth.

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

Lives singly, in pairs, in groups, but also in large flocks, sometimes mixed with other species.

It is relatively easy to acclimatize because of its compatibility (compared to other surgeonfish) as a juvenile. it is robust and easy to maintain. He has been (proven) held more than 5 years in the aquarium.

Sun light zone, diurnal

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

Juveniles are found singly or in small groups in shallow, sheltered bays and lagoons in less than 3m depth.

Herbivores (plant eaters), in the sea eats the Acanthurus olivaceus the surface film of diatoms, detritus and fine filamentous algae that cover the sand and bare rock, from. In the aquarium, it will eat the algae in the tank and "sucks" detritus off the floor; but also goes without problems ran to substitute food (flake food, brine shrimp, mysis, etc.).

Please try what is taken from it.

The Acanthurus olivaceus is closely related to the Acanthurus tennenti which inhabits the western Indian Ocean and differs almost only by the coloring.

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