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Doctorfish Tang

Acanthurus chirurgus

Our Price: $56.00

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Tank Stats
Max Size: 15''
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore
Origin: Atlantic
Acclimation: Standard
Family: Acanthuridae
Minimum Tank Size: 120 gal
Shipping Size: Medium 2-3''

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The Doctorfish Tang known for its sharp scalpel like barbs on either side of the base of the caudal fin, has a bluish gray oval body with faint black vertical lines in the midsection.


The Doctorfish Tang is a relatively hardy tang that can get very sizeable. The Doctorfish Tang is very active and has a continuous appetite. Keep with other peaceful tangs and have plenty of live rock for grazing and shelter.


Tangs will eat just about all fish foods; Ocean Nutrition Pellets are a perfect diet. Feed tangs with plenty of marine-based seaweed, as this will keep them healthy. Try putting seaweed on a veggie clip, or break into small pieces and feed 2-3 times per week. Ocean Nutrition Seaweed contains garlic which helps the immune system in these colorful fish.