Atlantic Blue Tang


Scientific Name: Acanthurus coerulesus
Color: blue

Fish Care

Fish Diet: Herbivore
Aggressiveness: Caution Needed
Reef Safe: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 180 gallons
Max Size: 14.4"
Relative Care: moderate


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.