Razor Surgeonfish (Prionurus laticlavius)

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Razor Surgeonfish

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Prionurus laticlavius

265 Litres (70 US G.)

53.3-58.4cm (21-23 ")

pH

8.1 - 8.4

18.3-25.6°C (65 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Herbivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

15-20 years

Family

Acanthuridae



Additional names

Razor Sawtail, Yellowtail Surgeonfish


Origin[edit | edit source]

From south-west Gulf of California to Ecuador, including the Galapagos Islands


Sexing[edit | edit source]

No sexual dimorphism; examine underside


Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Peaceful


Diet[edit | edit source]

Herbivorous; grazes from benthic macroalgae to benthic microalgae


Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Daily


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Reef tank will do; found from subtropical to tropical waters


Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Peaceful


Identification[edit | edit source]

Grey body with 3 spots on caudal peduncle; not as spotted as its relative the Yellowtail Surgeonfish