Sailfin Desjardinii Tang (Zebrasoma desjardinii)

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Sailfin Desjardinii Tang

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Sailfin Desjardni Tang

Zebrasoma desjardinii

908 Litres (240 US G.)

35.6-40.6cm (14-16 ")


8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Other (See article)

8-12 years



Additional names

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


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.

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.


An herbivorous fish, will take dried seaweed, marine algae, mysid shrimp, Spirulina, or fresh seaweed.

Environment specifics

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


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