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Powder Blue Tang

Acanthurus Tangs should be added to aquariums with plenty of swim room and rockwork for grazing and hiding. Tank size should be considered before purchasing as the adult acanthurus Tangs can become quite large. Also known as surgeon fish because of the sharp spine at the base of their tail. This "scalpel" is used for protection, handle carefully as it is very sharp. Considered reef safe but may pick at small, mobile and sessile invertebrates if not well fed. Provide a varied diet of marine meaty and algae based foods. Acanthurus Tangs have been known to be aggressive towards similarly shaped Tangs. The Powder Blue Tang are also known as the Powder Blue Surgeonfish. Commonly seen in the aquarium trade. The Powder Blue Tangs are quite popular with a blue body, black head, white chin, anal and pelvic fin, yellow dorsal and caudal peduncle. They can grow to almost 8". We recommend a minimum aquarium size of 125 gallons or larger for this species. Water conditions: Salinity 1.020 - 1.025, Temp (F) 72 - 78, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Alkalinity 8 - 12 dKH

Care Info

Care: Moderate

Behavior: Aggressive

Diet: Herbivore, Frozen Food,  Live Food, Flake Food

Habitat: Reef

Light: High

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