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Achilles Tang EXPERT ONLY

Greek Name: (Acanthurus achilles)

$319.99

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Achilles Tang, also known as the Red-tailed Surgeon, or Achilles Surgeonfish It is extremely dark from brown to purple. It is brightly highlighted with orange and white around the caudal, dorsal and the anal fins. The white marking is found over the cover of the gills, and an eye-catching orange teardrop can be seen close to the fin that is caudal. The young of this species bear an orange mark on the tail that is in the form of a streak, instead of being teardrop-shaped.

An aquarium of 180 gallons or greater is required to ensure plenty of space for swimming, and the fish require a an intense flow of water since they typically live within surge zones. It can be aggressive to the other Tangs and Surgeonfish. However, it is tranquil with other species of fish.

While Tangs can eat meaty meals alongside others in aquariums, it’s essential that they get ample amounts of seaweed that is marine-based and algae. This will boost the immune system of Tangs, decrease aggression, and improve overall health. Provide dried seaweed that is tied to a stone or an organic clip at least three times a week, in addition to their normal feeding schedule. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products and are extremely simple to prepare.

Approximate size of purchase: Juvenile Small: 2″ to 3″; Medium: 3″ to 4″; Juvenile/Young Adult, Large: 3″ to 4″; Adult Small: 3″ to 3-1/2″; Small/Medium: 3-1/2″ to 4″; Medium: 4″ to 4-1/2″; Medium/Large: 4-1/2″ to 5″; Large: 5″ to 6″; X-Large: 6″ to 7-1/2″

Please note: We promise that ALL aquatic species we provide will be alive and in good shape. However, due to the greater degree of maintenance required for this particular species, it is designated “Expert only.” This species is suggested only for aquarists who are experts or zoo institution. Expert only aquatic life is not covered by our warranty after arrival.

 

Category:

Care Level

Expert Only

Temperament

Semi-aggressive

Color Form

Purple, Tan

Diet

Herbivore

Reef Compatible

Yes

Water Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Max Size

8½"

Origin

Tahiti

Family

Acanthuridae

Minimum Tank

180 gallons

Description

General information regarding Achilles Tang

Achilles Tang is very dark brown to purple. It is brightly highlighted with orange and white around the caudal, dorsal, and anal fins. The white marking is found on the covers of the gills as well as a striking orange teardrop can be seen close to the fin that is caudal. The juveniles of this species bear an orange mark on the tail, which is in the shape of a streak, instead of being teardrop-shaped. An enormous aquarium is essential to give ample space for swimming, and these fish require a high water flow since they typically live within surge zones. They can be aggressive to the other Tangs and Surgeonfish, however, calm with other species of fish.

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small

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