Pennant Coralfish (Heniochus acuminatus)

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Pennant Coralfish

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Pennant Coralfish

Heniochus acuminatus

379 Litres (100 US G.)

25.4-27.9cm (10-11 ")

pH

8.0 - 8.5

22.2-23.9°C (72 -75 °F)

8-12 °d

1:2 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-5 years

Family

Chaetodontidae





Additional names

Pennant Coralfish, Coachman, Poor Man's Moorish Idol, Longfin Bannerfish, Black and White Heniochus

Additional scientific names

Heniochus macrolepidotus


Origin

Indo-pacific

Sexing

requires a close examnation

Tank compatibility

A peaceful shoaling fish, best kept in groups. May pick parasites off of tank mates. Not safe with small inverts.

Diet

Carnivorous

Feeding regime

Daily

Environment Specifics

Reef tank

Behaviour

Compatible with peaceful fish only.

Identification

This fish mimics the Moorish Idol in colouring, and looks very similar to Heniochus diphreutes, with a disc-like body shape and two thick black vertical bars. It differs in that it's caudal and pectoral fins are yellow, the base colour of the body is iridescent silver and the face has little black and no yellow colouring. This fish also exhibits the elongated scythe-like dorsal fin.
Not to be mistaken for Heniochus chrysostomus.

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