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- Japan Surgeonfish
- Powder Brown Tang
- White Faced Tang
White cheek from mouth to eye, light brown body, white tail fin, black anal and dorsal fins black with the dorsal having a strip of orange. The light brown body is bordered in orange.
Anything that lives in symbiosis, parasitic or opportunistically with it.
A large growing fish that requires plenty of swimming space, 6 x 2 x 2 a minimum. Keep only one per tank.
Type and amount of water flow suitable for it.
How much lighting is required for it.
Grazes algae constantly on the reef. Provide a constant supply of nori.
How quickly it will grow under various conditions.
White spot can be a problem.
Quarantine a must as susceptible to white spot and very finicky to get to feed initially.
Does it have any fish that it should not be housed with?
Will not harm invertebrates.
How it reproduces, how suitable it is to breeding or captive propagation, techniques on how to etc.
Indo-West Pacific: Sulawesi (Indonesia) to Philippines and Ryukyu Islands. 
Lives in large and small schools on the reef and clear lagoons.
Often labeled as hardy, forum discussions state differently.
- Surgeonfishes, A.K.A. the Tangs by James Fatherree - Advanced Aquarist's Online Magazine
- Acanthurus japonicus - FishBase
- Acanthurus nigricans, A. japonicus - WetWebMedia
- (http://www.fishbase.org): Froese, R., Pauly, D. Fish Base, World Wide Web electronic publication, 2008, Retrieved: Feb 2009.