Acanthurus albipectoralisis commonly referred to as Whitefin surgeonfish, White-fin Surgeon. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 1500 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
In its juvenile stages the Whitefin surgeonfish is not so easy to identify, however comes into the aquaristic trade occasionally.
It is widespread at the Great Barrier Reef and the coral sea to Tonga.
The Whitefin surgeonfish prefers places with strong currents. Adults feeds on zooplankton, juveniles on algae. The body colour of Adults varies from greyish to blue with a dark demarcation line above the eyes, the outer parts of pectoral fins are white.