HusbandryCtenochaetus tominiensisv ( Randall, 1955 )
The Tomini Surgeonfish belongs to the Ctenochaetus genus.
Like the other members of this genus it scraps off various types of algae and detrital material from live rocks, sand and aquarium glasses.
In addition, it should be fed all kinds of frozen food as well as marine algae.
In general, the Tomini Surgeonfish is a peaceful tank mate, however it has been reported to behave very aggressive towards other surgeonfish, especially other bristle tooth tangs.
The best chance to successfully acclimatize a Tomini surgeonfish to your tank is to choose a very small specimen.
Some surgeonfish might also nip at corals occasionally.
Ctenochaetus tominienis Randall, 1955
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asterozoa (Subphylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Valvatacea (Superorder) > Valvatida (Order) > Ophidiasteridae (Family) > Nardoa (Genus) > Nardoa tuberculata (Species)