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Pacific Sailfin Tang

Pacific Sailfin Tang

Scientific Name: Zebrasoma Veliferum

Price: Upon Request

Origin: Indo-pacific

Family: Acanthuridae

NOT AVAILABLE NOW

 

 

Technical Info

Temperature: 24 - 28 ℃

pH: 8.1 - 8.4

GH: 8 - 12

SG: 1.020 - 1.025

Max size: 40 cm

Min Tank size: 470 Ltr

Position in Aqua: No special swimming level

 

Description

The Sailfin Tang is one of the most commonly seen tangs in the aquarium trade. The drastic black stripes on the yellow to cream background makes this attractive fish a great addition.

 

Food

Primarily Herbivorous-Best to feed a varied diet with plenty of algae and frozen foods, live food and aquarium flake. Best kept with live rock as itís a grazing fish.

 

Breeding

Sexing Sailfin tangs based on outer appearance is hard. The male fish does however tend to grow bigger than the female.

 

Compatible with

Use caution when selecting tank mates. Avoid keeping them with other species of tangs. They may be aggressive with other tangs, especially other Sailfin Tangs. May get bullied by other surgeonfish. They also are constantly on the move and will need a larger tank for swimming space.

 

Note

Compared to other surgeonfishes the Sailfin tang is fairly resistant towards skin parasites. It is also more tolerant of cupper based medications. You can decrease the risk of serious skin disease by adding cleaner species to the aquarium, e.g. cleaner shrimp or Neon Gobies