Convict Tang

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Convict Tang

This fish is known as Convict Tang and the correct latin name is Acanthurus triostegus. It belongs to the Tang family. (e) It's origin is Tahiti. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

Thus species is peaceful to it’s tankmates.

Convict Tang can grow up to 28 cm what is approximately 11 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 3360cm2 of water surface which is approximately 520 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums hold at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Convict Tang fish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The recommended pH level is between 8.0 and 8.3 since marine fish are used to these levels in general.

Convict Tang, picture 1

Thanks to Kenneth Leonard for the pictures. Copyright Ken Leonard.

Convict Tang, picture no. 2

Convict Tang, picture no. 3

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