Atlantic Blue Tang

Fish Type: Tangs

Scientific Name: Acanthurus coerulesus


Color: blue
Aggressiveness: Caution Needed
Diet: Herbivore
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.

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