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- Clown Tang
- Striped Tang
- Blue Lined Tang
Horizontal yellow and blue stripes down the side of the body edged in black. Similar pattern on the head but more random. The belly is pale blue/white.
Similar to A. sohal in pattern.
To 38cm, although some describe a maximum size smaller in captivity.
Anything that lives in sybiosis, parasitic or opportunistically with it.
A large and very active fish. It can be aggressive to other Acanthurus spp. or similar pattern/coloured fish.
Being a very active 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.
Things that adversely effect it, such as bacterial infections, parasites etc.
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?
In the wild, males are highly territorial and watch over groups of females. They are group pelagic spawners.
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 lineatus - FishBase
- Hargreaves, Vincent B. 2002. The Complete Book of the Marine Aquarium
- Jennings, Greg. 2007. The New Encyclopedia of the Saltwater Aquarium