Sailfin Tang (Zebrasoma velifer)

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Sailfin Tang

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Sailfin Tang

Zebrasoma velifer

379 Litres (100 US G.)

35-40 cm (13.8-15.7")

pH

8.0 - 8.7

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Herbivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Other (See article)

8-12 years

Family

Acanthuridae





Additional names

Sailfin Tang, Ringed Tang

Additional scientific names

Zebrasoma veliferum, Acanthurus velifer


Origin

Reefs of the western indian ocean, ranging from Indonesia to the Hawaiian islands.

Sexing

Difficult to impossible, males tend to be larger than females.

Tank compatibility

Diet

Flake as staple diet and mix with live foods and some algae flakes/pellets and occasionally feed blanched veg of a suitable variety (lettuce, cucumber, zucchini (courgette)).

Feeding regime

Environment Specifics

Behaviour

Identification

Juveniles can be mistaken for Zebrasoma desjardinii.

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