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  • Gitter-Doktorfisch im Zoo Zürich.

    Convict surgeonfish

    Acanthurus triostegus

    Closest relatives Perch family, surgeonfish, acanthurinae
    Habitat Lagoons and coral reefs up to 90 meters deep
    Behaviour forms very large shoals of up to 1,000 animals to defend good feeding places against other fish. When enough food is available, the shoals dissolve.
    Diet Algae and phytoplankton
    Body length up to 27 cm
    Spawn Part of the spawn is often eaten by rays that accompany spawn shoals.
    Use Food fish, fishkeeping
    Current status stable

    geographic range

    Verbreitungskarte Gitter-Doktorfisch

    Conservation status

    IUCN RedList