Difference between revisions of "Acanthurus coeruleus"

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== Origin ==
 
== Origin ==
:Atlantic blue tang is found Caribbean and the West Atlantic ocean.
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:The Atlantic Blue Tang is found Caribbean and the West Atlantic ocean.
  
 
        
 
        
 
== Tank compatibility ==
 
== Tank compatibility ==
:The ideal tank should have a good water current to play in, a ph of 8.1 – 8.4, temperature between 75°F and 78°F (25°C – 27°C), sg 1.020 – 1.025, dkh 8 – 12°.
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:The ideal tank should have a good water current to play in, a ph of 8.1 – 8.4, temperature between 72°F and 78°F (25°C – 27°C), sg 1.020 – 1.025, dkh 8 – 12°.
  
 
        
 
        
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== Identification ==
 
== Identification ==
:The Blue Tang begins life yellow with a blue ring around the eyes, they then mature to the blue that gives it its common name. This Tang is rounded and laterally depressed. Mature fish have triangular caudal fins, the tips become elongated.
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:The Atlantic Blue Tang begins life yellow with a blue ring around the eyes, they then mature to the blue that gives it its common name. This Tang is rounded and laterally depressed. Mature fish have triangular caudal fins, the tips become elongated.
  
 
        
 
        

Latest revision as of 02:35, 19 June 2020

Atlantic Blue Tang

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Atlantic Blue Tang

Acanthurus coeruleus

473 Litres (125 US G.)

22.9-25.4cm (9-10 ")

pH

8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Herbivore
Flake Foods
Other (See article)

8-10 years

Family

Acanthuridae

This animal is available captive bred





Additional names

Atlantic Blue Tang, Blue Tang Surgeonfish, Blue Tang, Blue Doctorfish, Blur Tang

Additional scientific names

Cirujanos azules, Acanthurus brevis, Acanthurus broussonnetii, Acanthurus caeruleus, Acanthurus heliodes, Acanthurus nigricans, Acanthurus violaceus, Acronurus caeruleatus, Hepatus caeruleus, Hepatus pawnee, Teuthis coeruleus, Teuthis helioides


Origin[edit | edit source]

The Atlantic Blue Tang is found Caribbean and the West Atlantic ocean.


Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

The ideal tank should have a good water current to play in, a ph of 8.1 – 8.4, temperature between 72°F and 78°F (25°C – 27°C), sg 1.020 – 1.025, dkh 8 – 12°.


Diet[edit | edit source]

Marine algae and plant, and will also accept mostly vegetable matter. They will eat meaty foods, but most of their diet should be plant-based.


Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed 3 times a day.


Identification[edit | edit source]

The Atlantic Blue Tang begins life yellow with a blue ring around the eyes, they then mature to the blue that gives it its common name. This Tang is rounded and laterally depressed. Mature fish have triangular caudal fins, the tips become elongated.

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Videos[edit | edit source]

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External links[edit | edit source]