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|Powder Blue Tang|
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- Powder Blue Tang
The body is pale blue, with a black face edged with a thick white band. The dorsal fin is yellow and extends to the caudal spine.
Anything that lives in sybiosis, parasitic or opportunistically with it.
Notes about what they do, how they inteact with others, different species etc.
An active and aggressive fish, a minimum 6 foot tank is recomended.
Most Acanthurus spp. enjoy high water flow to swim through.
How much lighting is required for it.
While predominantly a herbivore, will accept most frozen and dry aquarium foods.
How quickly it will grow under various conditions.
Like most surgeonfish, they are sceceptical to protozan infections and most common marine illnesses. Poor diet may contribute to Lateral Line Disease.
Addition things / items that are important for care in captivity.
Does it have any fish that it should not be housed with?
Does it have coral that it is not compatable with?
Is it compatable with other invertebrates such as molluscs, crustaceans and echinoderms?
While typically found singly or in pairs, large aggregations will undertake mass pelagic spawning.
Which oceans and reefs it is found.
Found on the reef fringe in high current areas.
Some additional notes on it that don't fit in the above sections.
- Surgeonfishes, A.K.A. the Tangs by James Fatherree - Advanced Aquarist's Online Magazine
- Acanthurus leucosternon - FishBase
- Hargreaves, Vincent B. 2002. The Complete Book of the Marine Aquarium
- Jennings, Greg. 2007. The New Encyclopedia of the Saltwater Aquarium