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
Origin[edit | edit source]
Indian ocean, Africa, Australia, Japan, Indonesia, East Pacific, Central/West Pacific
Sexing[edit | edit source]
Sexing is very difficult.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
Detritus, diatoms, algae, seaweed.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
2-3 times daily.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
Provide caves in which to hide. Sandy substrate is preferred.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
Identification[edit | edit source]
Greyish-purple to brown. Blue and yellow lines are visible on dorsal and anal fins. Pectoral fins are yellow
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )