Acanthurus Leucosternon or Fish blue surgeon


Latin name
Acanthurus Leucosternon
Common name
Fish blue surgeon
Principle 25 cm. In Aquarius beginning from 10 cm.
Values of the water
Temp. 28/30 Densit 1018/1022 PH 8.4

Fish pertaining to the family of the Acanturidi, coming from from the Indian ocean, of average great dimension, much colorful and sturdy one, adapted to the cohabitation with fish of barrier of others breeds but difficultly with other Acanturidi of different color, never with its similar n with To. Glaucopareius n with To. Japonicus.
Body a lot flattened, lengthened enough, blue livery of color intense, with the throat white woman, completely yellow the dorsal fin like the peduncolo tail, the tail fin white woman with two black vertical bars, the fins are bordered of turchese, very obvious the typical badge of the Acanturidi.

Difficult to acclimatize, but once very acclimatized onnivoro, it preprefers mangime dry in grains or dept freeze, artemie you go up some, chironomus but above all the appropriate sfoglie of alghe frozen-dry and also leaves of insalata, spinaci bubbled.

It needs of a bathtub much large one in proportion to its dimensions, in how much it swims gladly in the Aquarius, but also of shelters and hiding places; with water very filtered and aereata.

Mediocrely resistant to the diseases, it suffers for oodinium attacks and for excessive values of nitrates and phosphates and for the low PH, they are therefore advisable partial changes with sifonatura of the bottom, treatments with ozone and regular additions of oligoelements and vitamins.
Like all the Acanturidi, cohabits enough well with the invertebrates.


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