Sailfin Tang


Fish Type: Tangs


Scientific Name: Zebrasoma veliferum


Species: Acanthuridae

Color: yellow, brown
Aggressiveness: Caution Needed
Diet: Herbivore
Max Size: 15.5"
Minimum Tank Size: 180 gallons
Relative Care: Medium
Photo Courtesy of Vivid Aquariums

Its small size commonly available in the hobby causes the misconception that this is a small fish, when in fact it grows quite big. If you have a very large aquarium, this fish makes a great addition to either reef or fish-only aquarium. It has also been seen to eat hair algae.

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