Powder Blue Tang

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Powder Blue Tang

This species is known as Powder Blue Tang, Powder Blue Surgeon and the correct latin name is Acanthurus leucosternon. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Tang family. (e) Origin of this fish is Maldives, Sri Lanka. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This fish is aggressive towards it’s own species.

Powder Blue Tang can grow up to 26 cm what is approximately 10 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 3120cm2 of water surface which is approximately 483 square inch. We recommend you to keep it in fish tanks which are 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 have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is difficult to keep the Powder Blue 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.

This Tang needs lot of space and hiding places, because it is an aggressive fish and there should not be more than one fish in a tank. It may terrorise other fish.

It mostly eats algae from tank equipment, dried algae or some flakes.

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