Yellowfin Tang (Acanthurus xanthopterus)

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Yellowfin Tang

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Yellowfin Tang

Acanthurus xanthopterus

1325 Litres (350 US G.)

45.7-50.8cm (18-20 ")

pH

8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Herbivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years

Family

Acanthuridae



Additional names

Yellowfin Tang, Yellow-Mask Surgeonfish

Additional scientific names

Acanthurus xanthopterus


Origin

Indian ocean, Africa, Australia, Japan, Indonesia, East Pacific, Central/West Pacific

Sexing

Sexing is very difficult.

Tank compatibility

Semi-aggressive.Reef-safe. Can not be housed with other fish of the same genus or similar tangs. Territorial. Juveniles can be kept in groups. Will not usually harm corals or invertebrates.

Diet

Detritus, diatoms, algae, seaweed.

Feeding regime

2-3 times daily.

Environment Specifics

Provide caves in which to hide. Sandy substrate is preferred.

Behaviour

Durinal.

Identification

Greyish-purple to brown. Blue and yellow lines are visible on dorsal and anal fins. Pectoral fins are yellow

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