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Acanthurus tennenti/ Spine Circle tang

ca. 3-4 days ca. 3-4 days (abroad may vary)
-1 pieces
40,00 EUR
40,00 EUR per fish

incl. 19% tax excl. Shipping costs

The Acanthurus tennenti is one of the few doctor fish with a beautiful but changing coloration of juvenile for adults age. The vivid coloration on his cock stalk around the spine makes it easy to get the source of the common name "circle thorn" out. But the most common names used by the doctor under the name, dual-band Surgeonfish or Lieutenant Surgeonfish, derived from the black border of the above the pectoral fin is present.

Clearly visible is the blade located on the root of the tail, also called "scalpel" which is lifted by a blue to blue-black ring from the rest of the body color. As with the authentics surgeonfish (Acanthurinae) usual, the scalpel is movable and applied to the body at rest. The scalpel is not associated with any muscles of the circle Spine Surgeonfish can therefore not actively raise. Instead, they are passively raised by tail beats each of the outwardly curved (concave) side of the caudal peduncle at an angle of about 80 degrees.

Western Indian Ocean from East Africa to the Maldives and Ceylon (Sri Lanka), in 3 to 25m depth.

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

Acanthurus tennenti lives singly or in small groups, preferably shallow reef terraces overgrown with algae coral rock, coral rubble and sand.

Because it grows quickly and can be up to 45 cm long, his attitude is limited to very large aquariums. We recommend from 1000 liters upwards. Otherwise, a very peaceful surgeonfish in comparison to others.

Sun light zone, diurnal

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

Herbivores (plant eaters), Acanthurus tennenti eats in nature from the fine covering of algae, detritus and diatoms and is active in the aquarium as a "vacuum cleaner", which also takes small animals, flake and tablet food. Also Artemia and Mysis is very much taken here.

Acanthurus tennenti differs from Acanthurus olivaceus only by the number of pectoral fin rays and the coloration.

This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday, 14. May 2014.
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