Acanthurus baianus info

Basic Info

Scientific Name: Acanthurus baianus
Type: Salt water fish
Family: Acanthuridae
Origin: -
Max length: 25 cm
Tank minimum length: 150 cm
Tank minimum volume: 400 lit
Temperature: 28 - 30 C
pH: 8.4 - 8.4
Density: 1018 - 1022


This fish belong to the family of Acanturidi, from the Caribbean Sea. Its size is medium or large, it is colorful and very sturdy, adapted to living with reef fish of other races but rarely with other Acanturidi of different color, never with its similar or either with A. Glaucopareius or A. japonicus.
Like the other Acanthuridae, it is a gregarious fish but it can easily become aggressive with other members of their own species in the limited space of an aquarium; This fish is very active and requires a lot of space for swimming. The blade to the base of the tail can inflict cuts very deep, it should be handled with caution. Herbivore, it must be fed with vegetable-based food, seaweed and blanched vegetables.

Information contributed by: Gruppo Acquariofilo Fiorentino


FTL ID: 748 Last update: 2012-11-17 02:57:31


The minimum size of the tanks shown are intended, depending on the species considered, for a single individual, a couple or the smaller group of individuals for schooling fish. Depending on fish temper, territoriality, or vivacity, breeding with other animals of the same species or different species may require larger tanks.
Main picture usually shows adults. Depending on the age and sex, there may be significant variations in the color of the specimens.

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