Bird Families

Orange-striped backhorn (Balistapus undulatus)

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Centropigs are a beloved and desired fish in a marine aquarium. These dwarf angels are truly luxurious and will decorate any home underwater world! In nature, they are found in the Indo-Pacific region and in the Atlantic.

Centropig blue-yellow Centropyge bicolor

Centropygians have an oval, laterally flattened body with rounded fins, a slightly pointed head, with a small mouth. These fish reach small sizes, about 8-12 cm.

Fire centropig Centropyge loricula

The color of the centropigs is bright, contrasting. It can be either monochromatic (centropig yellow, centropig Knox) ​​or multi-colored (centropig fiery, centropig Eibla-Eibesfeltda).

Conditions of detention

Centropigs are relatively small fish, the volume will suit them from 100 liters. They are quite unpretentious and adapt well to a new place. The aquarium must be provided with a large number of live stones, which will serve the centropiges both as a shelter and as an additional food base.

Comfortable water parameters for these fish: temperature +24 .. + 27 degrees, pH 8.1-8.4, salinity 1.020-1.025.

Two-pronged centropig Centropyge bispinosa

Feeding

Centropigs eat frozen food well (brine shrimp, shellless shrimp, fish meat, mussels, squid, etc.). It must be remembered that most of the diet of these fish is vegetable food: they happily eat algal growths in the aquarium.

Centropig golden blue-cheeked Centropyge flavissima

Aquarium compatibility

Centropigs can show aggression towards individuals of their own species. They get along well with other non-aggressive fish: clowns (premnas), gobies (Valenciennes), butterflies (tweezers), foxes (Lo), surgeons (royal blue), dogs (exen midas) and others.

Orange-striped backhorn (Balistapus undulatus)

Message Ilya 72 »16 Aug 2014, 17:57

Synonyms: Undulate Triggerfish

Species affiliation: Backcorns
Average fish size: 30cm.
Minimum aquarium volume: 800hp
Complexity of content: just
Reef Aquarium Compatibility: not
Feeding: Carnivores
Aggressiveness: aggressive

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