Surgeon Tang (Medium)

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Surgeon Tang (Medium)

 The Surgeon Tang (Acanthurus bahianus) is a constant swimmer that will glide throughout your aquarium acting as a local aquarium tour guide. The Surgeon Tang is best to be in an aquarium of at least 30 gallons or larger with plenty of room to swim. Like other Tangs, it demonstrates territorial aggression towards its own species. It would be best to keep just one Surgeon Tang per aquarium, unless they are introduced into the system simultaneously. Although the Surgeon Tang will eat meaty foods along with the other fish in the aquarium, it is important to offer plenty of marine based seaweed and algae. The Surgeon Tang is an extremely popular, and hardy addition to any aquarium system.

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  • 5
    Great size for tank

    Posted by Robert Seaton on 9th Oct 2020

    Fish arrived in great condition will be good addition to tank

  • 5
    Surgeon Tang?

    Posted by Old Guy on 6th Sep 2020

    Okay, a LOT has changed since my first review a couple of weeks ago. The colors are now more like the picture - subtle as they may be. There are now blue highlights along the dorsal and anal fins, and over the gill covers as well, with faint red along the top of the dorsal fin too. There is still a half ring of white over the top of the base of the tail. I do see variations in coloring I'm assuming due to mood. I wonder if there will be a dramatic change like the dark blue Surgeon Tangs Jason is selling in time. I just hope they don't grow too big like some species of Ancanthurus can, the tank is only a 135 gallon! We will see.

    The appetite of this fish has not let up - it eats ANYTHING I put in the tank with gusto! I was a little concerned once the algae in the tank was eaten, but not any more. 3 types of flakes, 4 types of pellets, algae sheets, krill, frozen brine shrimp - forget about it, DEVOURED! It seems to have taken a particular liking to my Blue Throat Triggerfish and at times seems to mimic it's color, minus the yellow trim. Overall a friendly, happy, healthy fish - I just hope it doesn't outgrow the tank too soon!

  • 4
    Surgeon Tang?

    Posted by Old Guy on 27th Aug 2020

    Great fish! Came in healthy and fat and perfect size (4-5") from Jason! Only reason I gave 4/5 stars was because the fish is slightly misrepresented. As can be seen, the fish in the item picture is a soft bluish green (which would have been very nice). What I received however was dark brown with a white semi-ring over the top of the base of the tail (some of the other Surgeon Tangs pictured are dark blue with darker vertical stripes along their flanks!). Still a nice fish, and I'm curious what it might morph into as it grows, but clearly not what I was expecting. It did a great job of cleaning up the substantial algae growth in my tank within three days. A good active, friendly fish with a great appetite! Like I mentioned, except for not being anything like the picture (other than being a tang), a great, well behaved, healthy fish!

  • 4

    Posted by David Guchereau on 16th Jul 2020

    Very healthy fish

  • 5
    Big fish

    Posted by Luis on 23rd Apr 2020

    Very healthy and active i loved.

  • 4

    Posted by Unknown on 17th Apr 2020

    As described. Very nice fish

  • 5
    Surgeon Tang

    Posted by Aaron Marney on 19th Feb 2019

    Happy with the size of this Tang. Not skinny at all. Very active, and eating within 2 hours. These are not the most colorful of Tangs, but are beautiful, and get better as they grow. My little guy has awesome markings. Just what I was looking for!

  • 5
    Surgeon tang

    Posted by Kathy Hook on 24th Aug 2018

    Very nice and healthy fish

  • 5
    Looks great

    Posted by Brian Crawford on 22nd Apr 2018

    This big boy is so beautiful swimming around my big tank. The colors on this fish are way better than I was expecting... such a healthy fish.