Yellowfin Tang (Acanthurus xanthopterus)
1325 Litres (350 US G.)
45.7-50.8cm (18-20 ")
8.1 - 8.4
22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)
- Yellowfin Tang, Yellow-Mask Surgeonfish
Additional scientific names
- Acanthurus xanthopterus
Indian ocean, Africa, Australia, Japan, Indonesia, East Pacific, Central/West Pacific
Sexing is very difficult.
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.
Detritus, diatoms, algae, seaweed.
2-3 times daily.
Provide caves in which to hide. Sandy substrate is preferred.
Greyish-purple to brown. Blue and yellow lines are visible on dorsal and anal fins. Pectoral fins are yellow
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