Orange Shoulder Tang

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Orange Shoulder Tang

This marine aquarium fish is known as Orange Shoulder Tang and the correct latin name is Acanthurus olivaceus. It belongs to the Tang family. (e) Origin of this species is Fiji, Hawaii. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This species is peaceful towards other species as well as towards it’s species.

Orange Shoulder Tang can grow up to 36 cm what is approximately 14 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 4320cm2 of water surface which is approximately 669 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks that are large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Orange Shoulder 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 pH level should be stable, varying between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for marine fish.

The picture of the adult specimen

Orange Shoulder Tang, adult specimen picture

The picture of the juvenile specimen

Orange Shoulder Tang, juvenile specimen picture

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