Fish Guide

Monrovia Surgeonfish   (Acanthurus monrovia)
Family: Acanthuridae (Tangs/Surgeonfishes)
Natural Range: Eastern Atlantic Ocean
Depth: 16 to 656 ft.   Size: 11.5 in.   Jumps: No   Space: 150+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes   Care Level: Moderate   Temperament: Aggressive
Diet: Algae, zooplankton, detritus
Natural History: The Monrovia Surgeonfish is normally found on rock and coral areas at the mouths of rivers and lagoons.
Husbandry: In an aquarium, the Monrovia Surgeonfish may tolerate tangs of other genera but is generally intolerant of other Acanthurus or its own species. Algae should be available and a varied diet is essential for its successful care.

AKA: Monrovia Doctorfish, Atlantic Achilles Surgeonfish, West African Tang

SeaScape Studio
Home  >   Library  >   Fish Taxonomy  >   Surgeonfish/Tangs   >   Monrovia Surgeonfish   <>   [References] Back