Brown Surgeonfish (Acanthurus nigrofuscus)

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Brown Surgeonfish

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Brown Surgeonfish

Acanthurus nigrofuscus

189 Litres (50 US G.)

17.8-20.3cm (7-8 ")


8.0 - 8.4

22.2-23.9°C (72 -75 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Other (See article)

3-5 years



Additional names

Brown Surgeonfish, Lavender Tang, Spot-Cheeked Surgeonfish, Dusky Surgeonfish, Blackspot Surgeonfish

Additional scientific names

Chaetodon nigrofuscus, Acanthurus bipunctatus, Acanthurus elongatus, Acanthurus flavoguttatus, Acanthurus fuliginosus, Acanthurus gahm, Acanthurus lineolatus, Acanthurus marginatus, Acanthurus mata, Acanthurus matoides, Acanthurus nigroris, Acanthurus rubropunctatus, Chaetodon nigrofuscus, Ctenodon rubropunctatus, Hepatus elongatus, Hepatus fuliginosus, Hepatus lineolatus, Hepatus lucillae, Teuthis bipunctatus, Teuthis elongatus, Teuthis lucillae

Tank compatibility[edit]

Can be aggressive, do not keep with other Surgeonfish, Lionfish or Groupers.


Will graze on algae in the tank, needs to be supplemented with algae-based foods.

Feeding regime[edit]

Feed two or three times a day.

Environment specifics[edit]

This fish can be sensitive to water changes, and needs a well filtered and aerated tank.


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