Atlantic Blue Tang
Fish Type: Tangs
Scientific Name: Acanthurus coerulesus
Aggressiveness: Caution Needed
Max Size: 14.4"
Minimum Tank Size: 180 gallons
Relative Care: moderate
Photo Courtesy of Pieces of the Ocean
Generally usually reef-safe, the major compatibility challenge with this species is keeping it together with other surgeonfishes, as they are very territorial. Because A. coeruleus grows large and requires a lot of territory space, it is difficult to keep it with other tangs and conspecifics.