Indian ocean sailfin tang

Species information for the Indian ocean sailfin tang, in the Tangs category.

  1. FAMILY - Acanthuridae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Zebrasoma Desjardinii

    COMMON NAME - Indian Ocean Sailfin Tang (Red Sea Sailfin Tang)

    SIZE - 15.7" (40 cm)

    RANGE - Central and South Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 135 US Gal. (511 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Varied diet of fresh, frozen, flake fare for marine herbivores, spirulina, zucchini, broccoli, leaf lettuce, dried seaweed. Feed min. 3 times a day.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Generally safe and desirable. If underfed may nip at large polyped stony corals.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Lest aggressive of the family but may show aggression to conspecifics, a good fish to control filamentous algae and in some cases individuals will even eat bubble algae. Keep only one per tank unless a very large system is provided.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 5, 2014
    jhnrb, Jul 10, 2009