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
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