Fish Guide

Fowleri Tang   (Acanthurus fowleri)
Family: Acanthuridae (Tangs/Surgeonfishes)
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific Region, and Western Pacific Ocean
Depth: 7 to 66 ft.   Size: 17 in.   Jumps: No   Space: 150+ gal.
Reef Safe: Caution   Care Level: Moderate   Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Algae, zooplankton, detritus
Natural History: The Fowler's Tang is found on clear seaward reefs and dropoffs. It is a solitary and shy species. It has an erect spine on the caudal peduncle that it can use in defense.
Husbandry: Fowler's Tang is omnivorous but likely needs a diet rich in algal material supplemented with high quality crustacean foods. High water quality and high oxygen saturation levels are reported to be important to the captive survival of this species. This species is rather rare in the aquarium trade and generally trades for higher prices than other tangs.

AKA: Fowler's Surgeonfish, Horse-shoe Surgeonfish

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