Fish Guide

Eibli Tang   (Acanthurus tristis)
Family: Acanthuridae (Tangs/Surgeonfishes)
Natural Range: Indian Ocean, West Indonesia
Depth: 7 to 85 ft.   Size: 10 in.   Jumps: no   Space: 120+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes   Care Level: Moderate   Temperament: C
Diet: Algae
Natural History: The Eibli tang is found in shallow lagoons and seaward reefs above coral, sand, and rock. This species mimics the Eibli Angelfish. Juveniles are
Husbandry: The Eibli Tang is generally unaggressive with all other non-tang species but it will likely be aggressive with other tangs. This tang species is considered one of the less aggressive tangs. Yet, only one Eibli Tang should be housed per aquarium. It is reported to require excellent water quality. Live rock will provide adequate hiding places for this species, especially at night.

AKA: Eibli Mimic Tang, Indian Ocean Mimic Surgeonfish

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