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Pacific Sailfin Tang/ Zebrasoma veliferum

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


The seven species of the genus of the sailfin doctor fish are found in all oceans of the world, except the Atlantic. Togetherness is announced in their natural habitat. Very rarely you meet them in small groups of up to six animals (so-called schools). Also they live benthic (solid growing ) algae and pluck from morning to night , long distances in the light -flooded reef back dramatically.

This Activity level they maintain in the aquarium , so that you should not offer less than 300 liters zebrasoma Doctors spacious aquariums. They swim more slowly and put at risk the sail -like extended dorsal and anal fins on Especially young sailfin doctors seem twice as big as they really are being raised with the fins.

The mouth is dicklippig and is now in comparison to other genres far from the head center .

Zebrasoma doctors are known for their "hardness" , ie , they adapt to aquariums also unfavorable conditions.

Pacific, from the Indonesian-Australian space to Japan and to Hawaii and Tuamotu, in 5 to 30 m depth.

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

Should it, however, take pairs you will quickly discover that the females are considerably larger than the Males.

This sailfin surgeonfish is very large and lives singly or in pairs, usually in lagoons and on outer reefs from the lower surge zone downstream.

Young fish are relatively easy to acclimatize, but grow quickly and are aggressive towards conspecifics and newcomers. They need plenty of exercise space, so a large pool with hiding places and very pure water.

Under good conditions, these animals can be very old in the aquarium.

As basin size, we recommend a long-term pool of at least 400 liters.

Sun light zone, diurnal

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

In the sea pairwise spawning was observed.

Just like its close relative the Z.desjardinii also the Z.veliferum is primarily an algae eater and therefore belongs to the group of herbivores.

Herbivores (plant eaters), i.e., their food palette is predominantly vegetable. He usually goes immediately to the feed, grazing on algal mats in the aquarium, but also eats small cancer and almost everything live and flake food, food tablets but also animal is not disdain, ie: in the sea, they eat zooplankton, in the aquarium they eat as already mentioned living 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.

Zebrasoma veliferum was formerly held very frequently, and the imports came mainly from Indonesia and the Philippines, but is currently somewhat out of fashion.

While at Z.desjardinii the alternating light-dark striations in bright dot rows resolves with increasing age on a dark background and the animal is increasingly unattractive, at the Z. striation remains veliferum even in old age largely intact, making him our opinion to a very attractive aquarium inhabitants.

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