Orangeshoulder surgeonfish

Species information for the Orangeshoulder surgeonfish, in the Tangs category.

  1. FAMILY - Acanthuridae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Acanthurus Olivaceus

    COMMON NAME - Orangeshoulder Surgeonfish (Orangeband Surgeonfish)

    SIZE - 13.8" (35 cm)

    RANGE - Western Pacific

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Varied diet with mostly vegetable fare, dried and frozen herbivores foods, marine algae, spirulina, pieces of zucchini, broccoli, leaf lettuce, sushi nori (dried seaweed no additives). Feed 3 times a day.

    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Rarely bothers corals unless underfed, feeding habits are sucking filamentous algae, diatoms, and detritus off the sand surface.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Has a more peaceful disposition than others in the genus, needs plenty of swim room and a large tank, keep only one per tank, an adult and a juvenile can be kept in a large system. Usually with ignore other acanthurids, should be added first if kept with other surgeonfishes.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 6, 2014
    jhnrb, Jul 10, 2009