Fish Type: Tangs
Scientific Name: Acanthurus sohal
Aggressiveness: Caution Needed
Diet: herbivore, will eat some meaty foods
Max Size: 16"
Minimum Tank Size: 180 gallons
Relative Care: Medium
Photo Courtesy of House of Fins
This fish is relatively hardy, but is susceptible to a disease known as Lateral Line erosion, or Hole in the Head. A vegetarian diet high in vitamins, especially beta-carotene, can aid in the prevention of development of the disease. The Sohal Tang does well in a reef tank but gets very large and is aggressive, not only against other tangs but other fish, as well. They also do very well in FO tanks with very aggressive fish like triggers, groupers, and large angels.