Fish Guide

Sailfin Tang   (Zebrasoma veliferum)
Family: Acanthuridae (Tangs/Surgeonfishes)
Natural Range: Pacific Ocean
Depth: 3 to 98 ft.   Size: 15 in.   Jumps: No   Space: 100+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes   Care Level: Easy   Temperament: Caution
Diet: Filamentous algae
Natural History: Sailfin Tangs are generally found as individuals or in small groups on reefs. They prefer rocky bottom reef areas with benthic algae, which they scrape from rocks.
Husbandry: Sailfin Tangs can be aggressive as adults, but may tolerate other Zebrasoma tangs if all are the same size and introduced at the same time. It is the least aggressive Zebrasoma species. Without a varied and enriched algae diet, the Sailfin Tang may develop head and lateral line erosion.

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