Acanthistius ocellatus

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Common Name
Acanthistius ocellatus
Binomial Name
Acanthistius ocellatus
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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Serranidae
Genus: Acanthistius
Species: ocellatus

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Information about the body shape, skeletal characteristics, how it appears, colouring etc.

Similar Species

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Maximum Size

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Associated Organisms

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Captive Care

Tank Size

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Water Flow

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How much lighting is required for it.


What it requires in terms of feeding, type of foods and frequency.

Growth Rate

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Things that adversely effect it, such as bacterial infections, parasites etc.


Addition things / items that are important for care in captivity.




Does it have any fish that it should not be housed with?


Does it have coral that it is not compatable with?


Is it compatable with other invertebrates such as molluscs, crustaceans and echinoderms?


How it reproduces, how suitable it is to breeding or captive propagation, techniques on how to etc.

Local Ecology


Which oceans and reefs it is found.


Where it is found on the natural reefs, the reef zone.

Additional Information

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