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Paracanthurus hepatus/ Tang blue

ca. 3-4 days ca. 3-4 days (abroad may vary)
60,00 EUR
60,00 EUR per fish

incl. 19% tax excl. Shipping costs

 It is the smallest species of surgeonfish family, because it has only one species
Nevertheless, this kind Paracanthurus hepatus, widely used, because it ranges from East Africa to Japan and Samoa in the Pacific.

The pallet Doctor likes to live hidden in corals (Pocillopora eydouxi), between whose branches he seeks shelter because he lives at risk than other surgeonfish, because he chases well above the seabed in the open water by plankton.

In the aquarium, this type maintains its hectic swimming behavior.
You can in small groups, even to be maintained up to 10 animals, if they are used only at the same time and of the same size.
Of course, the sea water pool should contain at least 400 liters under these conditions.

Indo-Pacific, from East Africa to Japan, to the Southern Barrier Reef and the Line Islands south of Hawaii, in 10 to 40 m depth.

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

Paracanthurus hepatus inhabits clear, fluid-rich reef terraces. Juveniles live to sexual maturity in groups free floating 1 to 2 m above sticks isolated coral Pocillopora eydouxi and catch there zooplankton. In case of danger they flee in the coral floor and nestle on the branches. Adult animals are loners.

Young animals need hiding, at least similar to those of the coral Pocillopora eydouxi and can then be kept in groups. You need lots of light, very clean water and a little flow. They are sensitive to ectoparasites. Adult animals we are accustomed better alone, they can endure for years, as long as you offer them enough algae food.

Sun light zone, diurnal

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

Omnivorous (omnivores), i.e., 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.

In addition, cucumber, lettuce, iceberg lettuce, carrot, banana, Cyclops, white mosquito larvae, lobster eggs, shellfish, dandelion can be fed.
Please try what is taken from it.

Paracanthurus hepatus is a "relatively" rare fish, found only at a few specific points that are its demands.
But since he is a colorful and well in his youth to be kept aquarium fish, will he severely persecuted.
Ever since the hit movie "Finding Nemo".

This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday, 26. February 2014.
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