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Anchor Tuskfish - Choerodon anchorago

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Anchor Tuskfish (Choerodon anchorago, also known as Orange-dotted Tuskfish) are olive-brown on top with a lighter underside. They develop an orange or whitish "anchor"-shaped marking on their sides that extends vertically behind the gills and horizontally along the midline between the darker and lighter sections. The top area behind and above this marking is usually much darker than the head. They may also have a white "saddle" above the base of the tail.

Tuskfish are closely related to wrasses and behave in much the same manner, though most are relatively docile with equal or larger sized tankmates. They will prey on smaller fish and inverts such as starfish, urchins, shrimp and crabs. While they may overturn or damage a colony while searching for food, tuskfish do not actively eat corals.

Tuskfish are not normally picky eats and should be given a variety of meaty frozen or freeze-dried foods. Newly introduced fish may take some time to become acclimated and begin eating however; be sure that a more shy tuskfish is being given a chance to eat and is not being outcompeted by other tankmates. Tuskfish are solitary and territorial and should not be housed in groups.
Specifications
MPN
0324-tusk
Manufacturer
That Fish Place
Common NameAnchor Tuskfish
Scientific NameChoerodon anchorago
DifficultyModerate
Reef SafeYes, with caution
Invert SafeNo
Community SafeYes, with caution
Max Size (in inches)15
Min Tank Size (in gallons)180
OriginIndo-west Pacific
Specific Gravity Range1.020-1.024
pH Range8.0-8.4
DietCarnivore
Temperature Range75-82
Internal Id
41235

State Restrictions
Alaska
Armed Forces Americas
Armed Forces Europe
Armed Forces Pacific
California
Hawaii
Puerto Rico

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