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Fish Database

Atlantic Blue Tang

Scientific Name: Acanthurus coerulesus

Species:
Color:
Aggressiveness: Caution Needed
Diet: Herbivore, Macro-algae, Algae sheets, Prepared Foods
Max Size: 9 inches
Minimum Tank Size: 75 gallons
Relative Care: moderate
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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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