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Sailfin Tang

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The Sailfin Tang, also known as Pacific Sailfin Tang, has an oval body shape with several rich, distinctive bold markings. It is brown in color with light freckles on the nose. The body has five, vertical yellow stripes with intricate markings within each stripe.




Common Name(s): Sailfin Tang
Scientific/Other Name(s) : Zebrasoma veliferum
Care Level : Medium
Maximum Size: 15"
Minimum Tank Size: 100 gallons
Reef Safe: Yes
Feeding Requirements: Herbivore - Although Tangs will eat meaty foods along with the other fish in the aquarium, it is important that they are offered plenty of marine based seaweed and algae. This will strengthen their immune system, reduce aggression and improve their overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip, and feed at least 3 times per week.
Temperament / Behavior: Peaceful
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