Tangs

Yellow Belly Regal Blue Tang (Paracanthurus hepatus var.) Surgeonfish and Tangs commonly include significant amounts of algae in their diet. Just like land herbivores, these fish have beneficial populations of bacteria in their alimentary tracts to assist the breakdown of plant matter. Medications, especially those containing copper, need to be used

Whitecheek Tang (Acanthurus nigricans) Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Semi-aggressive Reef Safe: Yes Max Size:  8” Colouring: Yellow, Black, Purple Diet: Herbivore Origins: Indonesia Fiji, Hawaii Family: Acanthuridae Minimum Tank Size: 125 Gallons / 475 Litres Water Conditions: 22 – 25°C / dKH 8-12 / pH 8.1-8.4 / sg 1.020-1.025 / 72-78° F / 72-78° F   Surgeonfish and Tangs commonly include significant amounts of algae in their

Two Spot Bristletooth Tang (Ctenochaetus binotatus) Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Semi-aggressive Reef Safe: Yes Max Size:  8” Colouring: Tan, Blue Diet: Herbivore Origins: Africa, Fiji, Sumatra, Vanuatu Family: Acanthuridae Minimum Tank Size: 70 Gallons / 265 Litres Water Conditions: 22 – 25°C / dKH 8-12 / pH 8.1-8.4 / sg 1.020-1.025 / 72-78° F / 72-78° F   Surgeonfish and Tangs commonly include significant amounts

Thompson’s Surgeonfish (Acanthurus thompsoni) Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful Reef Safe: Yes Max Size:  11” Colouring: Purple, Yellow, Blue Diet: Omnivore Origins: Indonesia Family: Acanthuridae Minimum Tank Size: 250 Gallons / 945 Litres Water Conditions: 22 – 25°C / dKH 8-12 / pH 8.1-8.4 / sg 1.020-1.025 / 72-78° F / 72-78° F   Surgeonfish and Tangs commonly include significant amounts of algae in their

Squaretail Bristletooth Tang (Ctenochaetus truncatus) Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Semi-aggressive Reef Safe: Yes Max Size:  6.5” Colouring: Orange, Yellow, Brown Diet: Herbivore Origins: Sri Lanke, Africa Family: Acanthuridae Minimum Tank Size: 70 Gallons / 265 Litres Water Conditions: 22 – 25°C / dKH 8-12 / pH 8.1-8.4 / sg 1.020-1.025 / 72-78° F / 72-78° F   Surgeonfish and Tangs commonly include significant amounts of

Sohal Tang (Acanthurus sohal) Care Level: Easy Temperament: Aggressive Reef Safe: Yes Max Size:  16” Colouring:  Red, Blue, Green Diet: Herbivore Origins: Red Sea Family: Acanthuridae Minimum Tank Size: 180 Gallons / 680 Litres Water Conditions: 22 – 25°C / dKH 8-12 / pH 8.1-8.4 / sg 1.020-1.025 / 72-78° F / 72-78° F   Surgeonfish and Tangs commonly include significant amounts of algae in

Scopas Tang (Zebrasoma scopas) Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Semi-aggressive Reef Safe: Yes Max Size:  1′ Colouring:  Yellow, Tan Diet: Herbivore Origins: Indonesia Fiji,  Family: Acanthuridae Minimum Tank Size: 125 Gallons / 475 Litres Water Conditions: 22 – 25°C / dKH 8-12 / pH 8.1-8.4 / sg 1.020-1.025 / 72-78° F / 72-78° F   Surgeonfish and Tangs commonly include significant amounts of algae in their diet—in

Sailfin Tang (Zebrasoma velifer) Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Semi-aggressive Reef Safe: Yes Max Size:  1′ 3” Colouring:  Yellow, Tan Diet: Herbivore Origins: Indonesia Fiji, Sumatra Family: Acanthuridae Minimum Tank Size: 180 Gallons / 680 Litres Water Conditions: 22 – 25°C / dKH 8-12 / pH 8.1-8.4 / sg 1.020-1.025 / 72-78° F / 72-78° F   Surgeonfish and Tangs commonly include significant amounts of algae in

Purple Tang (Zebrasoma xanthurum) Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Semi-aggressive Reef Safe: Yes Max Size:  10” Colouring: Yellow, Blue, Purple Diet: Herbivore Origins: Red Sea Family: Acanthuridae Minimum Tank Size: 125 Gallons / 475 Litres Water Conditions: 22 – 25°C / dKH 8-12 / pH 8.1-8.4 / sg 1.020-1.025 / 72-78° F / 72-78° F   Surgeonfish and Tangs commonly include significant amounts of algae in

Orange Shoulder Tang (Acanthurus olivaceus) Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Semi-aggressive Reef Safe: Yes Max Size:  1′ 2” Colouring:  Yellow, Blue, Black Diet: Herbivore Origins: Vanuatu,Indonesia Fiji,  Family: Acanthuridae Minimum Tank Size: 180 Gallons / 680 Litres Water Conditions: 22 – 25°C / dKH 8-12 / pH 8.1-8.4 / sg 1.020-1.025 / 72-78° F / 72-78° F   Surgeonfish and Tangs commonly include significant amounts of algae