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Scientific Name:Acanthurus achilles X Acanthurus nigricans

Common Names:Achilles + Gold Rim Hybrid Tang,

Origin: Hawaii, Central Pacific 
Max Size: 9 "
Recommended Tank: 90 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

In order to strengthen immune system, reduce aggression and improve overall health, the Achilles + Gold Rim Hybrid Tang requires a diet rich in meaty foods as well as plenty of marine based seaweed and algae. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip 3 times weekly. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products to use.

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Scientific Name:Acanthurus achilles

Common Names:Achilles Tang, Achilles Surgeonfish, Red-tailed Surgeon

Occurs in clear seaward reefs, usually in groups. Benthopelagic. Feeds on filamentous and small fleshy algae. Monogamous. Spine in caudal peduncle may be venomous. Size of metamorphosis from postlarva stage to juvenile is 6 cm. This species sometimes hybridizes with A. nigricans.

Origin: Hawaii 
Max Size: 9.5 "
Recommended Tank: 75 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

In order to strengthen immune system, reduce aggression and improve overall health, the Achilles Tang requires a diet rich in meaty foods as well as plenty of marine based seaweed and algae. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip 3 times weekly. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products to use.

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Scientific Name:Acanthurus coeruleus

Common Names:Atlantic Blue Tang, Blue Caribbean Tang, Blue Tang, Blue Tang Surgeonfish

Inhabits coral reefs, inshore grassy or rocky areas. Forms small groups. Mainly diurnal. Feeds entirely on algae. At Fernando de Noronha Archipelago in southwestern Atlantic, juveniles hold cleaning stations together with the doctorfish (Acanthurus chirurgus) and sergeant major (Abudefduf saxatilis) and graze algae as well as pick molted skin and parasites from green turtles (Chelonia mydas). This behavior is preceded by a characteristic inspection usually followed by feeding nips on the turtles’ skin (head, limbs, and tail), as well as on the carapace. The most inspected and cleaned body parts are the flippers. The spine on both sides of the caudal peduncle may inflict painful wounds. Marketed fresh.

Origin: Caribbean 
Max Size: 11 "
Recommended Tank: 100 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

The diet for the Atlantic Blue Tang should include meaty foods including dried marine algae, Spirulina Flakes and frozen mysis shrimp. This diet will strengthen the Blue Tang's immune system, reduce aggression and improve their overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip 3 times weekly. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products to use. It is a best idea to offer vitamin supplement like Selcon or a garlic supplement in order to help the fish fight off any possible parasite infestation.

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Scientific Name:Acanthurus bariene

Common Names:Bariene Surgeonfish, Black Spot Tang, Black Spot Surgeonfish, Eye Spot Surgeonfish

Occurs in clear seaward reef slopes, below 15 m, usually below 30 m. Adults mainly on deep coastal reef slopes and outer reef walls. Found singly or in pairs. Feeds on algal film on bare rocks. Juveniles found in shallow protected reefs, usually between soft coral, in 0.2-3 m depth.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Australia, Solomon 
Max Size: 20 "
Recommended Tank: 150 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

In order to strengthen immune system, reduce aggression and improve overall health, the Bariene Surgeonfish requires a diet rich in meaty foods as well as plenty of marine based seaweed and algae. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip 3 times weekly. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products to use.

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Scientific Name:Acanthurus nigricauda

Common Names:Black Shoulder Tang, Black-barred Surgeonfish, Blackstreak Surgeonfish, Epaulette Surgeonfish, Eye-Stripe Surgeonfish, Epaniette Tang, Shoulder Bar Surgeonfish

Occurs in clear lagoon and seaward reefs around isolated coral heads. Solitary or in small groups. Feeds on Prefers sandy bottoms of bays and lagoons rather than the coral reefs like most other Acanthuridae. The species is sometimes poisonous. Caught with nets.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Australia, Red Sea 
Max Size: 16 "
Recommended Tank: 150 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

Feed the Black Shoulder Tang a diet rich in meaty foods as well as plenty of marine based seaweed and algae for strengthening immune system, reduce aggression and improve overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip 3 times weekly. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products to use.

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Scientific Name:Zebrasoma rostratum

Common Names:Black Tang, Black Longnose Tang, Longnose Sailfin Tang, Longnose Surgeonfish

Inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs. Benthopelagic. Its small and numerous pharyngeal teeth suggest a diet that consists mainly of filamentous algae.

Origin: Christmas Islands, Hawaii
Max Size: 8 "
Recommended Tank: 75 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

The diet for the Black Tang must include a variety of meaty foods consisting dried marine algae, Spirulina Flakes and frozen mysis shrimp. This diet will facilitate the Tennenti Surgeonfish for strengthening immune system, reduce aggression and improve overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip 3 times a week. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products to use. It is important to offer vitamin supplement like Selcon or a garlic supplement in order to help the fish fight off any possible parasite infestation.

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Scientific Name:Acanthurus blochii

Common Names:Blochii Surgeonfish, Ringtail Surgeonfish

Adults occur in outer lagoon and seaward reefs, usually seen in small groups and school in some oceanic locations. Benthopelagic. They feed primarily on the algal film covering compacted sand, ingesting the usual component of sand which probably aids in the trituration of the algal food in the thick-walled stomach, also feed on diatoms and detritus.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Hawaii, Australia 
Max Size: 18 "
Recommended Tank: 100 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

To strengthen immune system, reduce aggression and improve overall health, the Blochii Surgeonfish requires a diet rich in meaty foods as well as plenty of marine based seaweed and algae. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip 3 times weekly. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products to use.

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Scientific Name:Naso elegans

Common Names:Blonde Naso Tang, Orangespine Unicornfish, Tricolor Tang, Lipstick Tang

Inhabits coastal and sheltered reef flats in small groups and schools in oceanic locations. Also found in rocky bottoms in about 5-30 m. Feeds on benthic algae.

Origin: Indian Ocean 
Max Size: 18 "
Recommended Tank: 150 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

The diet for the Blonde Naso Tang must include a variety of meaty foods consisting dried marine algae, Spirulina Flakes and frozen mysis shrimp. This diet will facilitate the Tennenti Surgeonfish for strengthening immune system, reduce aggression and improve overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip 3 times a week. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products to use. It is important to offer vitamin supplement like Selcon or a garlic supplement in order to help the fish fight off any possible parasite infestation.

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Scientific Name:Ctenochaetus binotatus

Common Names:Two Spot Bristletooth Tang, Twospot Bristletooth

Inhabits coral and rubble areas of deep lagoon and seaward reefs. Usually solitary, grazing on surface algae. Feeds by scooping film of detritus and unicellular algae (e.g. dinoflagellate Gambierdiscus toxicus) that produce ciguatera toxin making this species a key link in the ciguatera food chain. Caught with nets.

Origin: Africa, Australia, Fiji, Hawaii, Indonesia, Sumatra, Vanuatu
Max Size: 8 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

Foods like meaty foods as well as plenty of marine based seaweed and algae will help the Two Spot Bristletooth Tang for strengthening immune system, reduce aggression and improve overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip 3 times weekly. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products to use.

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Scientific Name:Acanthurus nigroris

Common Names:Bluelined Surgeonfish, Cuvier's Surgeonfish

Inhabits clear lagoon and seaward reefs; often in areas with mixed coral, pavement, rubble and sand substrates. Benthopelagic. Occurs singly or in small groups. Feeds on filamentous algae, diatoms and fine algal film of compacted sand. Relatively uncommon throughout Micronesia; rare on Great Barrier Reef.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Hawaii 
Max Size: 10 "
Recommended Tank: 75 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

Feed the Bluelined Surgeonfish a diet rich in meaty foods as well as plenty of marine based seaweed and algae for strengthening immune system, reduce aggression and improve overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip 3 times weekly. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products to use.

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Scientific Name:Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis

Common Names:Chevron Tang, Black Surgeonfish, Hawaiian Bristletooth, Hawaiian Surgeonfish

An uncommon species that inhabits seaward rocky or coral reefs. Juveniles found in relatively deep coral rich areas. Benthopelagic. Feeds on film algae.

Origin: Hawaii, Christmas Islands 
Max Size: 10 "
Recommended Tank: 75 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

The diet for the Chevron Tang must include a variety of meaty foods consisting dried marine algae, Spirulina Flakes and frozen mysis shrimp. This diet will facilitate the Tennenti Surgeonfish for strengthening immune system, reduce aggression and improve overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip 3 times a week. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products to use. It is important to offer vitamin supplement like Selcon or a garlic supplement in order to help the fish fight off any possible parasite infestation.

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Scientific Name:Acanthurus pyroferus

Common Names:Yellow Mimic Tang, Chocolate Surgeonfish, Mimic Surgeon

Occurs in lagoon and seaward reefs; prefers areas of mixed coral, rock, or sand at the base of reefs or ledges. Also on silty reefs. Found singly. Juveniles mimic Centropyge spp. (in Guam, juveniles mimic C. flavissimus but in Palau where this species is absent, they mimic C. vrolikii). Presence of a venom gland could not be determined despite the presence of distinct anterolateral grooves; this may be due to the loss of venom glands in adults. Feeds on algae.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Australia 
Max Size: 10 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

In the aquarium Yellow Mimic Tang will eat meaty and marine based seaweed and algae foods 3 times daily. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products and are very easy to use. It prefers to eat dried seaweed tied to a rock as well as veggie clip.

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Scientific Name:Acanthurus lineatus

Common Names:Clown Surgeonfish, Blue-banded Surgeonfish, Clown Tang, Lined Surgeonfish

A territorial species which is common in surge zones of exposed seaward reefs. The large male controls well-defined feeding territories and harems of females. Benthopelagic. Adult usually forms schools and commonly found in shallow gutters. Juvenile solitary and secretive on shallow rubble habitats. The species is almost continually in motion. Herbivorous but also feeds on crustaceans. The venomous caudal spine can cause painful wounds. Forms spawning aggregations.

Origin: Australia, Hawaii, Indonesia, Japan
Max Size: 15 "
Recommended Tank: 100 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

The diet for the Clown Surgeonfish should include meaty foods including dried marine algae, Spirulina Flakes and frozen mysis shrimp. This diet will strengthen the Blue Tang's immune system, reduce aggression and improve their overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip 3 times weekly. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products to use. It is a best idea to offer vitamin supplement like Selcon or a garlic supplement in order to help the fish fight off any possible parasite infestation.

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Scientific Name:Acanthurus triostegus

Common Names:Convict Tang, Convict Surgeonfish, Manini Tang

Adults occur in lagoon and seaward reefs with hard substrate; young abundant in tide pools. Benthopelagic. Often feeding near freshwater run-offs where certain algae grow on rocks that are grazed. Occasionally form schools; feed on filamentous algae in large aggregations. During spawning, clouds of eggs and sperm are preyed upon by eagle rays which are often present during spawning. Form spawning aggregations. Size of metamorphosis from post-larva stage to juvenile is 3.2 cm. Utilized as a food fish. Minimum depth reported taken from.

Origin: Fiji, Indo-Pacific, Tahiti 
Max Size: 11 "
Recommended Tank: 75 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

The diet for the Convict Tang must include a variety of meaty foods consisting dried marine algae, Spirulina Flakes and frozen mysis shrimp. This diet will facilitate the Tennenti Surgeonfish for strengthening immune system, reduce aggression and improve overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip 3 times a week. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products to use. It is important to offer vitamin supplement like Selcon or a garlic supplement in order to help the fish fight off any possible parasite infestation.

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Scientific Name:Zebrasoma desjardinii

Common Names:Desjardini Sailfin Tang, Desjardin's Sailfin Tang, Indian Ocean Sailfin Tang, Red Sea Sailfin Tang

Found in lagoon and seaward reefs to depths greater then 30 m; juveniles in sheltered inner reef areas. Adults usually occur in pairs. Juveniles solitary and commonly among staghorn corals in lagoons or protected reefs.

Origin: Maldives, Red Sea, Sri Lanka 
Max Size: 15 "
Recommended Tank: 125 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

The diet for the Desjardini Sailfin Tang must include a variety of meaty foods consisting dried marine algae, Spirulina Flakes and frozen mysis shrimp. This diet will facilitate the Tennenti Surgeonfish for strengthening immune system, reduce aggression and improve overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip 3 times a week. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products to use. It is important to offer vitamin supplement like Selcon or a garlic supplement in order to help the fish fight off any possible parasite infestation.

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Scientific Name:Acanthurus chirurgus

Common Names:Doctorfish,

Inhabits shallow reefs or rocky areas. Found in loose aggregations. Mainly diurnal. Ingests sand when feeding on algae. The spine on both sides of the caudal peduncle may inflict painful wounds. Minimum depth reported from. Larvae are planktonic. At Fernando de Noronha Archipelago in southwestern Atlantic, juveniles hold cleaning stations together with the blue tang (Acanthurus coeruleus) and sergeant major (Abudefduf saxatilis) and graze algae as well as pick molted skin and parasites from green turtles (Chelonia mydas). This behavior is preceded by a characteristic inspection usually followed by feeding nips on the turtles’ skin (head, limbs, and tail), as well as on the carapace. The most inspected and cleaned body parts are the flippers.

Origin: Western Atlantic 
Max Size: 15.5 "
Recommended Tank: 100 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

To strengthen immune system, reduce aggression and improve overall health, the Doctorfish requires a diet rich in meaty foods as well as plenty of marine based seaweed and algae. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip 3 times weekly. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products to use.

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Scientific Name:Acanthurus dussumieri

Common Names:Dussumier Surgeonfish, Dussumier Tang, Eyestripe Surgeonfish, , White-Spined Surgeonfish

Schooling species, usually occurring in seaward reefs at depths greater than 9 m . Adults mainly on deep coastal reef slopes and outer reef walls, often on deep shipwrecks. Juviniles found on algae-rocky reef. Benthopelagic. Occur singly or in groups. Feed on surface film of fine green and blue-green algae, diatoms, and detritus covering sand. Pair-spawner. Mainly diurnal. Utilized as a food fish.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Africa, Hawaii, Australia 
Max Size: 21 "
Recommended Tank: 150 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

The diet for the Dussumier Surgeonfish should include meaty foods including dried marine algae, Spirulina Flakes and frozen mysis shrimp. This diet will strengthen the Blue Tang's immune system, reduce aggression and improve their overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip 3 times weekly. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products to use. It is a best idea to offer vitamin supplement like Selcon or a garlic supplement in order to help the fish fight off any possible parasite infestation.

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Scientific Name:Acanthurus tristis

Common Names:Eibli Mimic Tang, Indian Ocean Mimic Surgeonfish

Occurs in shallow lagoon and seaward reefs, in areas of mixed coral, rock or sand. Juveniles mimic the cryptic Centropyge eibli.

Origin: Indian Ocean 
Max Size: 10 "
Recommended Tank: 0 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

Foods like meaty foods as well as plenty of marine based seaweed and algae will help the Eibli Mimic Tang for strengthening immune system, reduce aggression and improve overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip 3 times weekly. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products to use.

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Scientific Name:Ctenochaetus tominiensis

Common Names:Flame Fin Tang, Bristletooth Tomini Tang, Tomini Surgeonfish

Occurs singly or in small groups along steep coral-rich drop-offs of sheltered coasts. Feeds on algae and microfauna living in between the algae.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Solomon Islands, Fiji 
Max Size: 6 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

The diet for the Flame Fin Tang must include a variety of meaty foods consisting dried marine algae, Spirulina Flakes and frozen mysis shrimp. This diet will facilitate the Tennenti Surgeonfish for strengthening immune system, reduce aggression and improve overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip 3 times a week. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products to use. It is important to offer vitamin supplement like Selcon or a garlic supplement in order to help the fish fight off any possible parasite infestation.

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Scientific Name:Acanthurus nigricans

Common Names:Gold Rim Surgeonfish, White Cheek Surgeonfish, Whitecheek Tang

Adults inhabit hard substrate areas of clear lagoon and seaward reefs from the lower surge zone to at least 67 m and feeds on filamentous algae. Solitary or in groups. Monogamous. Benthopelagic. Small juveniles shy among large corals. Territorial species. Common throughout Micronesia and hybridizes with the rare A. achilles. Size of metamorphosis from the postlarva stage to juvenile is 5.5 to 6 cm.

Origin: Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 8 "
Recommended Tank: 75 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

Feed the Gold Rim Surgeonfish a diet rich in meaty foods as well as plenty of marine based seaweed and algae for strengthening immune system, reduce aggression and improve overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip 3 times weekly. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products to use.

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Scientific Name:Acanthurus pyroferus

Common Names:Yellow Mimic Tang, Chocolate Surgeonfish, Mimic Surgeon

Occurs in lagoon and seaward reefs; prefers areas of mixed coral, rock, or sand at the base of reefs or ledges. Also on silty reefs. Found singly. Juveniles mimic Centropyge spp. (in Guam, juveniles mimic C. flavissimus but in Palau where this species is absent, they mimic C. vrolikii). Presence of a venom gland could not be determined despite the presence of distinct anterolateral grooves; this may be due to the loss of venom glands in adults. Feeds on algae.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Australia 
Max Size: 10 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

In the aquarium Yellow Mimic Tang will eat meaty and marine based seaweed and algae foods 3 times daily. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products and are very easy to use. It prefers to eat dried seaweed tied to a rock as well as veggie clip.

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Scientific Name:Paracanthurus hepatus

Common Names:Yellow Belly Hippo Tang, Palette Surgeonfish, Hepatus Tang, Blue Surgeonfish, Regal Tang, African Blue Tang

Occur in clear, current-swept terraces of seaward reefs. Observed in loose aggregations 1 or 2 meters above the bottom; juveniles and subadults typical in groups near isolated Pocillopora eydouxi coral heads and when alarmed hide themselves tightly among the branches. Benthopelagic. Feed on zooplankton and occasionally on algae. Relatively uncommon and highly localized. Very popular and hardy aquarium fish. Anterolateral glandular groove with venom gland.

Origin: Indian Ocean 
Max Size: 12 "
Recommended Tank: 75 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

In the aquarium Yellow Belly Hippo Tang will eat meaty and marine based seaweed and algae foods 3 times daily. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products and are very easy to use. It prefers to eat dried seaweed tied to a rock as well as veggie clip.

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Scientific Name:Acanthurus fowleri

Common Names:Horse-shoe Surgeonfish, Blackspine Surgeonfish, Fowleri Tang

A solitary and wary species found in clear seaward reefs and drop-offs. Often grazes algae from surface of sponges. Minimum depth reported from.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Western Pacific 
Max Size: 20 "
Recommended Tank: 150 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

To strengthen immune system, reduce aggression and improve overall health, the Horse-Shoe Surgeonfish requires a diet rich in meaty foods as well as plenty of marine based seaweed and algae. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip 3 times weekly. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products to use.

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Scientific Name:Acanthurus nigrofuscus

Common Names:Lavender Surgeonfish, Whitecheek Tang, Brown Tang, Spot Cheek Tang

Found on hard substrates of shallow lagoon and seaward reefs from the lower surge zone to a depth of more than 15 m. Benthopelagic. Feed on filamentous algae. Form spawning aggregation. Adults usually in small groups, but form large schools in some oceanic locations. Juveniles are often seen in mixed species aggregations. Species at the bottom of the 'pecking order' among surgeon fishes, and as a result employs the strategy of feeding in large schools that overwhelm the territorial defenses of other herbivores. Caught with nets. Can be eaten both raw and cooked. Maximum depth reported at 25m.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Red Sea, Australia 
Max Size: 8 "
Recommended Tank: 75 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

Feed the Lavender Surgeonfish a diet rich in meaty foods as well as plenty of marine based seaweed and algae for strengthening immune system, reduce aggression and improve overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip 3 times weekly. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products to use.

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Scientific Name:Acanthurus pyroferus

Common Names:Yellow Mimic Tang, Chocolate Surgeonfish, Mimic Surgeon

Occurs in lagoon and seaward reefs; prefers areas of mixed coral, rock, or sand at the base of reefs or ledges. Also on silty reefs. Found singly. Juveniles mimic Centropyge spp. (in Guam, juveniles mimic C. flavissimus but in Palau where this species is absent, they mimic C. vrolikii). Presence of a venom gland could not be determined despite the presence of distinct anterolateral grooves; this may be due to the loss of venom glands in adults. Feeds on algae.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Australia 
Max Size: 10 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

In the aquarium Yellow Mimic Tang will eat meaty and marine based seaweed and algae foods 3 times daily. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products and are very easy to use. It prefers to eat dried seaweed tied to a rock as well as veggie clip.

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Scientific Name:Naso lopezi

Common Names:Lopezi Tang, Elongate Unicornfish

Inhabits coastal to outer reef slopes subject to strong currents. Sometimes in large schools. Generally uncommon species found in steep outer reef drop-offs. Usually found in waters deeper than 6 m. Feeds on zooplanktons. Solitary or in groups.

Origin: Western Pacific 
Max Size: 23 "
Recommended Tank: 150 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

In the aquarium Lopezi Tang will eat meaty and marine based seaweed and algae foods 3 times daily. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products and are very easy to use. It prefers to eat dried seaweed tied to a rock as well as veggie clip.

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Scientific Name:Acanthurus mata

Common Names:Mata Surgeonfish, Elongate Surgeonfish

Adults inhabit steep slopes, often in turbid waters, generally in the vicinity of coral reefs or rocky bottoms. They form resident spawning aggregations. Adults often seen in schools, feeding mid-water on plankton. Feed on zooplankton. Marketed fresh. Flesh is almost never poisonous.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Red Sea, Australia 
Max Size: 20 "
Recommended Tank: 150 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Planktivore

Feed the Mata Surgeonfish a diet rich in meaty foods as well as plenty of marine based seaweed and algae for strengthening immune system, reduce aggression and improve overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip 3 times weekly. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products to use.

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Scientific Name:Acanthurus monroviae

Common Names:Monrovia Surgeonfish, Atlantic Achilles Surgeonfish, West African Tang

Coastal species found in the mouth of rivers and lagoons. Found on rocky and coral bottoms. Feeds on zooplankton, phytoplankton and detritus. Minimum depth reported from.

Origin: Africa 
Max Size: 18 "
Recommended Tank: 150 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The Monrovia Surgeonfish mostly feed on zooplankton and an omnivorous fish. It prefers to eat Blue Zoo Mix and happily pick the Cyclopeeze out of the along with the smaller size pellets.

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Scientific Name:Acanthurus guttatus

Common Names:Mustard Surgeonfish, Mustard Guttatus Tang , Spotted Surgeonfish, Whitespotted Surgeonfish

Occurs in surge zone of clear seaward reefs. Benthopelagic; mainly oceanic and found schooling in shallow depths over reef flats subject to surge or currents. Browses on filamentous and calcareous algae. Forms schools.

Origin: Indo-Pacific,Tahiti, Hawaii 
Max Size: 10 "
Recommended Tank: 75 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

To strengthen immune system, reduce aggression and improve overall health, the Mustard Surgeonfish requires a diet rich in meaty foods as well as plenty of marine based seaweed and algae. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip 3 times weekly. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products to use.

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Scientific Name:Naso lituratus

Common Names:Naso Tang, Lipstick Tang, Orangespine Unicornfish, Tricolor Tang

Found in areas of coral, rock, or rubble of lagoon and seaward reefs. Benthopelagic. Adults usually in small groups. Juveniles in shallow rocky reefs, sometimes in small aggregations mixed with other acanthurids of similar size. Feed mainly on leafy brown algae (Sargassum and Dictyota). Sometimes in large aggregations. Very seldom poisonous. Pair-spawning has been observed.

Origin: Hawaii, Japan, Australia, Tahiti 
Max Size: 18 "
Recommended Tank: 100 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

In the aquarium Naso Tang will eat meaty and marine based seaweed and algae foods 3 times daily. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products and are very easy to use. It prefers to eat dried seaweed tied to a rock as well as veggie clip.

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Scientific Name:Acanthurus olivaceous

Common Names:Orangeshoulder Tang, Orange-epaulette Surgeonfish, Orangespot Surgeonfish, Orangeband Surgeonfish, Orangeshoulder Surgeonfish

Inhabit seaward reefs, in areas of bare rock or mixed rubble and sand, from 9 to at least 46 m depth; juveniles inhabit protected bays and lagoons, singly or in small groups in as little as 3 m. Benthopelagic. Adults occur singly or in schools and feed on surface film of detritus, diatoms, and fine filamentous algae covering sand and bare rock. Rarely poisonous.

Origin: Fiji, Hawaii 
Max Size: 14 "
Recommended Tank: 75 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

The diet for the Orangeshoulder Tang should include a variety of meaty foods consisting dried marine algae, Spirulina Flakes and frozen mysis shrimp. It is a good idea to offer vitamin supplement like Selcon or a garlic supplement in order to help the fish fight off any possible parasite infestation.

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Scientific Name:Acanthurus leucocheilus

Common Names:Pale Lipped Surgeonfish, Whiteface Surgeonfish, White Spine Surgeonfish, Palelipped Surgeonfish

Occurs in clear seaward reefs near drop-offs. Solitary or in small groups. Minimum depth reported from.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Maldives 
Max Size: 18 "
Recommended Tank: 100 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

In the aquarium the Pale Lipped Surgeonfish will eat meaty and marine based seaweed and algae foods 3 times daily. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products and are very easy to use. It prefers to eat dried seaweed tied to a rock as well as veggie clip.

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Scientific Name:Acanthurus nubilus

Common Names:Pinstriped Surgeonfish, Bluelined Tang, Nubilus Tang

A rare species that occurs in steep, current-swept drop-offs. Usually seen well off the bottom. Solitary or in small groups. Planktivore. Minimum depth reported from.

Origin: Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 10 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

Feed the Pinstriped Surgeonfish a diet rich in meaty foods as well as plenty of marine based seaweed and algae for strengthening immune system, reduce aggression and improve overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip 3 times weekly. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products to use.

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Scientific Name:Acanthurus leucosternon + nigricans

Common Names:Powder Blue + Gold Rim Tang Hybrid, Powder Blue Surgeonfish

Adults inhabit hard substrate areas of clear lagoon and seaward reefs from the lower surge zone to at least 67 m and feeds on filamentous algae. Solitary or in groups. Monogamous. Benthopelagic. Small juveniles shy among large corals. Territorial species. Common throughout Micronesia and hybridizes with the rare A. achilles. Size of metamorphosis from the postlarva stage to juvenile is 5.5 to 6 cm.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Western Pacific 
Max Size: 20 "
Recommended Tank: 75 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

In the aquarium Powder Blue + Gold Rim Tang Hybrid will eat meaty and marine based seaweed and algae foods 3 times daily. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products and are very easy to use. It prefers to eat dried seaweed tied to a rock as well as veggie clip.

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Scientific Name:Acanthurus leucosternon

Common Names:Powder Blue Tang, Powder Blue Surgeonfish

Inhabits shallow, clear coastal and island coral reefs. Usually found on reef flats and along upper seaward slopes. May occur singly or in large feeding aggregations. Monogamous. Feeds on benthic algae; on small, sparsely scattered algae and small growths in crevices. Caught with nets. Marketed fresh.

Origin: Maldives, Sri Lanka, Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 21 "
Recommended Tank: 75 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

In the aquarium Powder Blue Tang will eat meaty and marine based seaweed and algae foods 3 times daily. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products and are very easy to use. It prefers to eat dried seaweed tied to a rock as well as veggie clip.

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Scientific Name:Acanthurus japonicus

Common Names:Powder Brown Surgeonfish, Japan Surgeonfish, White Faced Surgeonfish

In clear lagoon and seaward reefs, usually in shallow exposed areas. Found in small to large aggregations. Sometimes solitary.

Origin: Indian Ocean, Hawaii, Australia 
Max Size: 8 "
Recommended Tank: 75 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

In the aquarium Powder Brown Tang will eat meaty and marine based seaweed and algae foods 3 times daily. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products and are very easy to use. It prefers to eat dried seaweed tied to a rock as well as veggie clip.

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Scientific Name:Zebrasoma xanthurum

Common Names:Purple Tang, Blue Surgeonfish, Dusky Sailfin Tang, Red Sea Sailfin, Yellowtail Surgeonfish, Yellowtail Tang

Often found in groups in coral-rich areas or on rocky bottoms. It small and numerous pharyngeal teeth suggest a diet that consists mainly of filamentous algae.

Origin: Red Sea 
Max Size: 8.5 "
Recommended Tank: 100 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

The diet for the Purple Tang must include a variety of meaty foods consisting dried marine algae, Spirulina Flakes and frozen mysis shrimp. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products to use. It is important to offer vitamin supplement like Selcon, H2O LIFE’s GVH Fish Food Soak and Seaweed Soak, Kent Marine’s Zoecon or a garlic supplement in order to help the fish fight off any possible parasite infestation. The garlic supplements, such as Kent Marine’s Garlic Extreme and Seachem’s Garlic Guard are also excellent for tangs

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Scientific Name:Zebrasoma veliferum

Common Names:Sailfin Tang, Pacific Sailfin Tang

Occurs in lagoon and seaward reefs from the lower surge zone to a depth of at least 30 m. Solitary juveniles found among rocks or coral of shallow protected, sometimes turbid reefs. Benthopelagic. Feeds on leafy macroalgae. It possesses, fewer and larger pharyngeal teeth, compared to the other Zebrasoma spp. The species is never poisonous.

Origin: Coral Sea, Fiji, Indo-Pacific, Tahiti 
Max Size: 15 "
Recommended Tank: 100 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

In the aquarium Sailfin Tang will eat meaty and marine based seaweed and algae foods 3 times daily. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products and are very easy to use. It prefers to eat dried seaweed tied to a rock as well as veggie clip.

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Scientific Name:Zebrasoma scopas

Common Names:Scopas Tang, Brown Scopas Tang, Two-tone Tang

Occurs in coral-rich areas of lagoon and seaward reefs. Graze on algae, usually in groups of 20 individuals. Adults usually in small groups and sometimes schooling. Juveniles solitary and usually among corals. Its numerous, small pharyngeal teeth may have evolved in response to a shift in diet from macroalgae to filamentous algae. Form resident spawning aggregations. Monogamous. Group and pair spawning have been observed. The flesh is never poisonous.

Origin: Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 15 "
Recommended Tank: 100 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

In the aquarium Scopas Tang will eat meaty and marine based seaweed and algae foods 3 times daily. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products and are very easy to use. It prefers to eat dried seaweed tied to a rock as well as veggie clip.

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Scientific Name:Acanthurus sohal

Common Names:Sohal Tang, Arabian Tang, Majestic Tang, Majestic Surgeon, Red Sea Clown Tang , Sohal Surgeonfish, Zebra Tang, Zebra Surgeon

A common species found in seaward edges of reefs exposed to surge. Aggressive and territorial. Feeds on various kinds of algae, mainly Sargassum, and fine filamentous green algae. Caught with nets.

Origin: Red Sea 
Max Size: 16 "
Recommended Tank: 150 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

The diet for the Sohal Tang must include a variety of meaty foods consisting dried marine algae, Spirulina Flakes and frozen mysis shrimp. This diet will facilitate the Tennenti Surgeonfish for strengthening immune system, reduce aggression and improve overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip 3 times a week. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products to use. It is important to offer vitamin supplement like Selcon or a garlic supplement in order to help the fish fight off any possible parasite infestation.

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Scientific Name:Acanthurus maculiceps

Common Names:Spot Face Surgeonfish, White Freckled, Black-Eared Surgeon

Inhabits clear outer reef flats and seaward reefs. Benthopelagic. Solitary or in small wide-ranging groups. Usually in schools of mixed similar species when grazing algae.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Western Pacific, Indian Ocean 
Max Size: 16 "
Recommended Tank: 100 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

Feed the Spot Face Surgeonfish a diet rich in meaty foods as well as plenty of marine based seaweed and algae for strengthening immune system, reduce aggression and improve overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip 3 times weekly. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products to use.

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Scientific Name:Naso brevirostris

Common Names:Spotted Blue Unicornfish, Blue Unicorn Tang, Paletail Unicornfish

Inhabit mid-waters along steep outer lagoon and seaward reef drop-offs. Also found along rocky shores. Benthopelagic. Usually in small groups but form large schools in oceanic locations or on reefs subject to strong currents. Juveniles and subadults feed on benthic algae; adults feed on zooplankton. Pair spawning has been observed. Caught with nets.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Red Sea, Africa, Hawaii, Fiji 
Max Size: 23 "
Recommended Tank: 150 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The diet for the Spotted Blue Unicornfish must include a variety of meaty foods consisting dried marine algae, Spirulina Flakes and frozen mysis shrimp. This diet will facilitate the Tennenti Surgeonfish for strengthening immune system, reduce aggression and improve overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip 3 times a week. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products to use. It is important to offer vitamin supplement like Selcon or a garlic supplement in order to help the fish fight off any possible parasite infestation.

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Scientific Name:Ctenochaetus truncatus

Common Names:Spotted Yellow Eye Tang, Squaretail Bristletooth Tang

Inhabits sheltered inner reef crests and slopes. Usually among large corals or in gutters, singly or in small groups.

Origin: Indian Ocean 
Max Size: 6 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

The diet for the Spotted Yellow Eye Tang must include a variety of meaty foods consisting dried marine algae, Spirulina Flakes and frozen mysis shrimp. This diet will facilitate the Tennenti Surgeonfish for strengthening immune system, reduce aggression and improve overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip 3 times a week. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products to use. It is important to offer vitamin supplement like Selcon or a garlic supplement in order to help the fish fight off any possible parasite infestation.

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Scientific Name:Ctenochaetus striatus

Common Names:Striped Bristletooth Tang, Orange Lined Tang, Striated Surgeonfish, Kole Yellow Eye Tang, Yellow Eye Tang, Yelloweye Surgeonfish

Inhabits reef flats and lagoon and seaward reefs to a depth of over 30 m. Occurs over coral (Ref. 58534), rock, pavement, or rubble substrates. May occur singly or in small to very large, often mixed-species aggregations. Feeds on surface film of blue-green algae and diatoms (making this species a key link in the ciguatera food chain) as well as on various small invertebrates.

Origin: Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 10 "
Recommended Tank: 75 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

The diet for the Striped Bristletooth Tang must include a variety of meaty foods consisting dried marine algae, Spirulina Flakes and frozen mysis shrimp. This diet will facilitate the Tennenti Surgeonfish for strengthening immune system, reduce aggression and improve overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip 3 times a week. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products to use. It is important to offer vitamin supplement like Selcon or a garlic supplement in order to help the fish fight off any possible parasite infestation.

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Scientific Name:Acanthurus tennenti

Common Names:Tennenti Surgeonfish, Lieutenant Tang

Inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs, 1 to over 20 m depth. Also found in slopes from silty inshore to outer reefs. Solitary or in groups. Sometimes occurs in small shoals. Grazes on benthic algae.

Origin: Sri Lanka, Indo-Pacific, Red Sea 
Max Size: 12 "
Recommended Tank: 75 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

The diet for the Tennenti Surgeonfish must include a variety of meaty foods consisting dried marine algae, Spirulina Flakes and frozen mysis shrimp. This diet will facilitate the Tennenti Surgeonfish for strengthening immune system, reduce aggression and improve overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip 3 times a week. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products to use. It is important to offer vitamin supplement like Selcon or a garlic supplement in order to help the fish fight off any possible parasite infestation.

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Scientific Name:Acanthurus thompsoni

Common Names:Thompson's Surgeonfish, White Tail Surgeonfish

This occasionally schooling species occurs in steep outer reef slopes and drop-offs. Benthopelagic over coral and sand. Feeds on zooplankton, particularly large gelatinous forms, and on fish eggs and crustaceans.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Hawaii 
Max Size: 11 "
Recommended Tank: 200 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

The diet for the Thompson's Surgeonfish must include a variety of meaty foods consisting dried marine algae, Spirulina Flakes and frozen mysis shrimp. This diet will facilitate the Tennenti Surgeonfish for strengthening immune system, reduce aggression and improve overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip 3 times a week. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products to use. It is important to offer vitamin supplement like Selcon or a garlic supplement in order to help the fish fight off any possible parasite infestation.

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Scientific Name:Naso unicornis

Common Names:Unicorn Tang, Bluespine Unicornfish, Unicornfish

Inhabit channels, moats, lagoon and seaward reefs with strong surge. Benthopelagic. Typically occurring in small groups. Sometimes solitary (Ref. 90102).Juveniles in shallow protected bays and harbours. Mainly diurnal, feed on coarse leafy brown algae like Sargassum. Pair-spawning has been observed.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Red Sea, Africa, Hawaii, Australia 
Max Size: 27 "
Recommended Tank: 150 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The diet for the Unicorn Tang must include a variety of meaty foods consisting dried marine algae, Spirulina Flakes and frozen mysis shrimp. This diet will facilitate the Tennenti Surgeonfish for strengthening immune system, reduce aggression and improve overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip 3 times a week. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products to use. It is important to offer vitamin supplement like Selcon or a garlic supplement in order to help the fish fight off any possible parasite infestation.

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Scientific Name:Naso vlamingii

Common Names:Vlamingii Tang, Bignose Unicornfish, Vlaming's Unicornfish,

Occurs in deep lagoon and seaward reefs. Found forming loose schools along upper regions of deep drop-offs. Forms mid-water aggregations off steep slopes during the day to feed on zooplankton. Usually found alone or in pairs. Omnivorous. Has the ability to show or hide its blue markings. Minimum depth reported taken from.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Australia 
Max Size: 23 "
Recommended Tank: 150 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

The diet for the Vlamingii Tang must include a variety of meaty foods consisting dried marine algae, Spirulina Flakes and frozen mysis shrimp. This diet will facilitate the Tennenti Surgeonfish for strengthening immune system, reduce aggression and improve overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip 3 times a week. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products to use. It is important to offer vitamin supplement like Selcon or a garlic supplement in order to help the fish fight off any possible parasite infestation.

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Scientific Name:Ctenochaetus flavicauda

Common Names:White Tail Bristletooth Tang,

Inhabits coral reefs from the shallow waters to depths of at least 30 m.

Origin: Tahiti, South Pacific Ocean 
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 75 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

Foods like meaty foods as well as plenty of marine based seaweed and algae will help the White Tail Bristletooth Tang for strengthening immune system, reduce aggression and improve overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip 3 times weekly. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products to use.

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Scientific Name:Acanthurus leucopareius

Common Names:Whitebar Surgeonfish, Whiteband

Inhabits primarily boulder-strewn areas of surge zone and browses on filamentous algae. Benthopelagic. Often in schools. Minimum depth reported from.

Origin: Hawaii, Japan 
Max Size: 9.5 "
Recommended Tank: 150 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

In the aquarium Whitebar Surgeonfish will eat meaty and marine based seaweed and algae foods 3 times daily. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products and are very easy to use. It prefers to eat dried seaweed tied to a rock as well as veggie clip.

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Scientific Name:Paracanthurus hepatus

Common Names:Yellow Belly Hippo Tang, Palette Surgeonfish, Hepatus Tang, Blue Surgeonfish, Regal Tang, African Blue Tang

Occur in clear, current-swept terraces of seaward reefs. Observed in loose aggregations 1 or 2 meters above the bottom; juveniles and subadults typical in groups near isolated Pocillopora eydouxi coral heads and when alarmed hide themselves tightly among the branches. Benthopelagic. Feed on zooplankton and occasionally on algae. Relatively uncommon and highly localized. Very popular and hardy aquarium fish. Anterolateral glandular groove with venom gland.

Origin: Indian Ocean 
Max Size: 12 "
Recommended Tank: 75 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

In the aquarium Yellow Belly Hippo Tang will eat meaty and marine based seaweed and algae foods 3 times daily. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products and are very easy to use. It prefers to eat dried seaweed tied to a rock as well as veggie clip.

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Scientific Name:Ctenochaetus strigosus

Common Names:Yellow Eye Kole Tang, Striped Bristletooth, Goldring Bristletooth,Yellow Eye Tang, Yelloweye Surgeonfish

Benthopelagic over coral, rock, and rubble. Solitary. Mainly diurna. Feeds on detritus by whisking its comb-like teeth over the bottom as it closes its mouth.

Origin: Hawaii 
Max Size: 5.5 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

The diet for the Yellow Eye Kole Tang must include a variety of meaty foods consisting dried marine algae, Spirulina Flakes and frozen mysis shrimp. This diet will facilitate the Tennenti Surgeonfish for strengthening immune system, reduce aggression and improve overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip 3 times a week. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products to use. It is important to offer vitamin supplement like Selcon or a garlic supplement in order to help the fish fight off any possible parasite infestation.

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Scientific Name:Acanthurus pyroferus

Common Names:Yellow Mimic Tang, Chocolate Surgeonfish, Mimic Surgeon

Occurs in lagoon and seaward reefs; prefers areas of mixed coral, rock, or sand at the base of reefs or ledges. Also on silty reefs. Found singly. Juveniles mimic Centropyge spp. (in Guam, juveniles mimic C. flavissimus but in Palau where this species is absent, they mimic C. vrolikii). Presence of a venom gland could not be determined despite the presence of distinct anterolateral grooves; this may be due to the loss of venom glands in adults. Feeds on algae.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Australia 
Max Size: 10 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

In the aquarium Yellow Mimic Tang will eat meaty and marine based seaweed and algae foods 3 times daily. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products and are very easy to use. It prefers to eat dried seaweed tied to a rock as well as veggie clip.

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Scientific Name:Zebrasoma flaviscens

Common Names:Yellow Tang, Yellow Salilfin Tang, Yellow Surgeonfish, Yellow Hawaiian Tang

Adults inhabit coral-rich areas of lagoon and seaward reefs from below the surge zone to about 46 m. Benthopelagic over rock at 1-81 m. They occur singly or in loose groups. Mainly herbivorous, browsing on filamentous algae. Group spawning and pair-spawning by territorial males that court passing females were observed. Spawning activity occurs around the full moon indicating lunar periodicity. Spawn in batches throughout the year. Presence of a venom gland could not be determined despite the presence of distinct anterolateral grooves; this may be due to the loss of venom glands in adults. A popular aquarium fish and the top marine fish export from Hawaii.

Origin: Hawaii 
Max Size: 8 "
Recommended Tank: 75 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

The diet for the Yellow Tang must include a variety of meaty foods consisting dried marine algae, Spirulina Flakes and frozen mysis shrimp. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products to use. It is important to offer vitamin supplement like Selcon, H2O LIFE’s GVH Fish Food Soak and Seaweed Soak, Kent Marine’s Zoecon or a garlic supplement in order to help the fish fight off any possible parasite infestation. The garlic supplements, such as Kent Marine’s Garlic Extreme and Seachem’s Garlic Guard are also excellent for tangs.

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