Sailfin Desjardinii Tang (Zebrasoma desjardinii)

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Sailfin Desjardinii Tang

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Sailfin Desjardni Tang

Zebrasoma desjardinii

Challenging

sg

1.020 - 1.025

pH

8.1 - 8.4

[[Minimum temperature::72 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::78 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Herbivore
Other (See article)

8-12 years

Family

Acanthuridae



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Additional names

Sailfin Desjardni Tang, Red Sea Sailfin Tang, Dejardin's Sailfin Tang, Indian Sailfin Surgeonfish


Origin

Found in shallow sea-ward reefs and lagoons to a depth of 25m in the Indian Ocean, ranging from Red Sea south to Natal, South Africa and east to India, Java, and Cocos-Keeling Islands.

Sexing

Tank compatibility

One of the least aggressive Tangs. May cohabit with a member of the opposite sex if in a large enough tank, however juveniles tend to lead a more solitary life, only pairing up when mature. Will act peacefully towards other fish.

Diet

A herbivorous fish, will take dried seaweed, marine algae, mysid shrimp, Spirulina, blanched Romaine Lettuce or fresh seaweed.

Feeding regime

Environment Specifics

They are sensitive to water quality, needs an SG of 1.020 - 1.025.

Behaviour

Identification

Pictures

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