Atlantic Blue Tang (Acanthurus coeruleus)
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Atlantic Blue Tang
379 Litres (100 US G.)
22.9-25.4cm (9-10 ")
8.1 - 8.4
22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)
This animal is available captive bred
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- 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]
- 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 75°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 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.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
Videos[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )