Fish Database

Clown Tang

Scientific Name: Acanthurus lineatus

Species:
Color:
Aggressiveness: Highly Aggressive
Diet: Lots of greens, nori, frozen mysis shrimp
Max Size: 15"
Minimum Tank Size: 180 gallon
Relative Care: Experts Only
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Clown tangs are very aggressive and will attack other tangs, even when they are very small. They also get very large in size and become even more aggressive. Care should be taken to ensure highly oxygenated seawater as it is very active. This species likes to eat hair algae (a plus), but if underfed, it will often pick at large polyp stony corals.

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