Anchor Tuskfish - Choerodon anchorago

(0)No Reviews yet
SKU: 249025
Manufacturer: That Fish Place
MPN: 0324-tusk

This item is currently out of stock

Add product to cart backorder. A customer service representative will contact you regarding your order

Inventory is real time and can be impacted at any time.

RETAIL STORE ONLY, not available for shipping. Call to confirm availability and price.

Out of Stock


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.


That Fish Place
Common NameAnchor Tuskfish
Scientific NameChoerodon anchorago
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
Temperature Range75-82
Internal Id

State Restrictions
Armed Forces Americas
Armed Forces Europe
Armed Forces Pacific
Puerto Rico


Ratings & Reviews

No reviews available

Be the first to Write a Review