Latin Name: Pentapodus caninus
Common Name: Banana Fish, Purple Reef Fish, Smalltooth Whiptail
Category: Misc. Community
Adult Full Size: 12"
Min. Tank Size: 75g
Safe for Reef Tanks: Yes, Exercise caution when larger
UV Required: No
Skimmer Required: No
Foods: ABN Marine Flakes, NLS Marine, Mysis, Brine Shrimp
The Banana Fish is a light gray/blue fish with bright yellow striping across the body as a juvenile, and may develop green or deep red colorations as they grow older. A juvenile, this fish can be kept in a reef tank. As they grow larger, they can eat small fish and crustaceans. This fish needs a lot of room to swim, and a lid is required as they are known to jump. The Banana Fish is easy to feed, as they readily accept most prepared and frozen foods.
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