137. Tangs 101: A Brief Introduction Leave a comment

Water Colors Aquarium Gallery Podcast
Water Colors Aquarium Gallery Podcast
137. Tangs 101: A Brief Introduction

In this episode, we’re talking about fish from the family acanthuridae! This discussion is an overarching tutorial on the 6 different genera, as well as some of the species you may encounter in the aquarium hobby. Everyone seems to think they need a tang in their reef tank, but they are frequently kept in undersized aquariums. Be sure to study up on the requirements for each species, or you may risk angering the Tang Police!


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Some species mentioned in this episode:

  • Powder blue tang, Acanthurus leucosternon
  • Clown tang, Acanthurus lineatus
  • Tomini tang, Ctenochaetus tominiensis
  • Blue hippo tang, Paracanthurus hepatus
  • Powder brown tang, Acanthurus japonicus
  • Achilles tang, Acanthurus achilles
  • Convict tang, Acanthurus triostegus
  • Sailfin tang, Zebrasoma velifer
  • Naso tang, Naso lituratus
  • Gem tang, Zebrasoma gemmatum
  • Yellow tang, Zebrasoma flavescens
  • Purple tang, Zebrasoma xanthurum
  • Black tang, Zebrasoma rostratum
  • Scopas tang, Zebrasoma scopas
  • Desjardini sailfin tang, Zebrasoma desjardinii
  • Gold rim tang, Acanthurus nigricans
  • Zebra tang, Acanthurus polyzona
  • Sohal tang, sohal surgeonfish
  • Orange shoulder tang, Acanthurus olivaceus
  • Lavender tang, Acanthurus nigrofuscus

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