Whitecheek Tang Information
Golden Rim Tang is also often referred to as the Whitecheek Surgeonfish, Goldenrim Surgeonfish, and Powder Gray Surgeonfish. Though it is among the smaller Surgeonfish, however, it is advised for intermediate and advanced aquarium fishkeepers. It is sensitive to changes in water and is vulnerable to marine ich. The stunning body color combination provides a splash of bright hues to your aquarium. This Whitecheek Surgeonfish is one of the most aggressive surgeonfish which is why it should be kept away from other Tangs. It is extremely aggressive toward similar-shaped fishes, surgeons, or tangs and it is recommended to keep it in a separate area from other species that are aggressive.
This fish is reef-safe only if it is fed appropriately and is not fed properly, as it can nip over the corals, and may pick at the large polyp corals. It shouldn’t be kept in tanks smaller than 55 gallons and the tank must be adorned with live rock with suitable caves, sized for it and overhangs.