Tangs and Surgeonfish belong to the Family Acanthuridae. Most tangs and surgeonfish are easy to recognize by their oval bodies and bold markings. They have sharp blades on the base of their tail and fins. They can be hardy fish once they are acclimated to the tank. They need plenty of space to swim, rocks to hide in and feed on. Your tank should have high oxygen levels and strong water movement. Tangs and Surgeonfish are peaceful with other fish but will be more aggressive towards other Tangs and Surgeonfish. You should only keep one tang in a tank at a time. They spend most of their day swimming around the reef searching for algae to feed on. Along with algae in your tank they are herbivores and will eat dried seaweed, Mysis shrimp, plankton, marine algae and romaine lettuce.
Tank Recommendation (min): 75 gallon- 150 gallon
Water Conditions: 76-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025