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Acanthurus gahhm


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lexID:
1941 
Scientific:
Acanthurus gahhm 
German:
Mönchs-Doktorfisch 
English:
Black surgeonfish 
Category:
Kirugfisk 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Acanthuridae (Family) > Acanthurus (Genus) > gahhm (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Forsskål, 1775) 
Occurrence:
Israel, Eritrea, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen, Djibouti, Somalia, Adenske golf, Arabiske hav, Egypten, Rødehavet, Vestlige Indiske ocean 
Sea depth:
5 - 50 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 40cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 28°C 
Food:
Alger, Flagefoder, Groft frostfoder, Mysis, Noritang, zooplankton 
Tank:
~ 2000 Liter 
Difficulty:
medium 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-01-13 21:21:23 

Husbandry

This surgeonfish resembles Acanthurus nigricaudus, but many specimen of the Acanthuridae family are difficult to identify in their juvenile stages, anyway.

In contrast to Acanthurus nigricaudus, Acanthurus gahhm is missing the black stripe extending from the tail spine.

Most attempts to keep a pair of black surgeonfish have failed so far.

Needs to be fed 2 to 3 times a day with a diet consisting mainly of macro algae, spirulina, dried sea weed (Nori algae), vegetable flakes soaked with vitamins and some meaty fare.

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