Fish Database

Lieutenant Tang

Scientific Name: Acanthurus tennenti

Aggressiveness: With Same Species
Diet: herbivore, will eat some meaty foods
Max Size: 10"
Minimum Tank Size: 150 gallons
Relative Care: Easy
Photo Courtesy of Thurner Hof

Lieutenant Tangs are aggressive towards other tangs, but not towards other species. They require a large aquarium with sufficient liverock to hide behind and around, and should be fed at least 3 times a week. They will pick hair algae off of rocks, but may pick at large polyp stony corals if underfed. This species looks rather drab as a juvenile, but gains lovely coloration as it matures.

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