Pearly Razorfish


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Care Level: Beginner

Minimum Tank Requirements: 50 Gallons

Diet: Carnivore

Reef Safe: Use caution with small invertebrates

Temperament: Peaceful

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Product Description

Pearly razorfish, Xyrichtys novacula, are mainly found on sandy bottom. They vary in color from pearly white to pastel red, orange, and green. Upon closer examination, however, Pearly razorfish are covered with beautiful opal blue patterning. Like the other razorfish, they actively swim during the day and sleep under the sand bed. Therefore, a thick sand bed is vital for maintaining these fish. Pearly razorfish also have a hardy appetite, readily consuming pelleted foods, frozen foods, or live foods. This being said, they will also eat smaller invertebrates. Pearly razorfish do well with soft and hard corals, and are amiable with other fish. They’d make a great addition to most aquariums.

Please Note:  Any new fish purchased from us or from a local pet store should to be quarantined.  All fish from anywhere in the wild can be possible carriers of bacteria and protozoa that can lead to an infection in your system, so we always recommend that you use some sort of quarantine system prior to adding them to your system.  If you have a fish only system and can medicate the whole system, you may not need a separate quarantine tank.  If you have a reef system that cannot be medicated, a good ultraviolet sterilization system should prevent any kind of disease outbreak.  We medicate our system for bacterial infections and protozoans, but because we don’’t always hold our fish for long periods of time, there is no way to be sure all the protozoan cysts have been killed.  A little bit of prevention will save you lots of trouble down the line.


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