Sailfin tang

Species information for the Sailfin tang, in the Tangs category.

  1. FAMILY - Acanthuridae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Zebrasoma Veliferum

    COMMON NAME - Sailfin Tang

    SIZE - 15.7" (40 cm)

    RANGE - Central and South Pacific

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Vegetable fare, fresh and frozen herbivore food, marine algae, spirulina, zucchini, broccoli, leaf lettuce, dried seaweed. Feed min. 3 times a day.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - If under fed may nip at stony corals and soft corals.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Least aggressive member of the genus and family, may be aggressive toward members of its own kind, keep only one per tank, a diet of vegetable fare is a must to keep coloration and ward off head and lateral line erosion, browses on filamentous microalgae and small flesh macroalgae.

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