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Achilles Tang
Achilles Tang
Achilles Tang
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Achilles Tang

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The Achilles Tang, also known as the Red-tailed Surgeon, or Achilles Surgeonfish, is very dark brown to purple. It has bright highlights of white and orange around the dorsal, caudal, and anal fins. A white marking is also present on the gill covers and a striking orange teardrop is found near the caudal fin. These fishes require strong water flow as they are normally found in surge zones. It is aggressive towards other Tangs and Surgeonfish, but peaceful with other fish.

Although Tangs will eat meaty foods along with the other fish in the aquarium, it is important that they are offered plenty of marine-based seaweed and algae. This will strengthen their immune system.

Maximum Size: 8”

Care Level: Intermediate to Expert

Temperament: Semi Aggressive

Feeding: Herbivore

Minimum Tank Size: 150g

Reef Compatible: Yes

Scientific NameAcanthurus achilles

Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025

The Fish pictured here are representative only and the livestock you receive will be similar but may vary in pattern, coloration and shape.