Clown Tang (Acanthurus lineatus)

$75.00 Sold out
Size: Small (1 1/2" 2 1/4")

Max Size: 1 foot 3 inches
Diet: Herbivore
Temperament: Semi-Aggressive
Reef Compatible: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 250 gallons

The Clown Tang, also referred to as the Clown Surgeonfish, Lined Surgeonfish, or Blue-banded Surgeonfish, showcases vibrant horizontal blue striping over a bright yellow to orange background. It boasts distinctive large peduncle spines, adding to its unique appearance.

To accommodate the Clown Tang's needs, a spacious aquarium of at least 250 gallons is essential, providing ample room for swimming. It thrives in a clean and well-oxygenated environment, making proper water quality a top priority. Keep in mind that it can be aggressive towards other Tangs, Surgeonfish, and fish with similar body shapes or feeding patterns.

A well-balanced diet is crucial for Tangs, just like other fish in the aquarium. While they do consume meaty foods along with their tank mates, it's vital to offer them an abundance of marine-based seaweed and algae. This dietary addition not only strengthens their immune system but also helps reduce aggression while promoting overall health. You can provide dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip to ensure they have access to these essential nutrients at least 3 times per week. Excellent products such as Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad, and Ocean Nutrition are available and straightforward to use for this purpose.

Size: Small (1 1/2" 2 1/4")