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Lavender Tang
Lavender Tang


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Lavender Tang

Lavender Tang (aka Spotted Cheek Tang)

The Lavender Tang, or Spotted Cheek Tang varies from light grey-ish brown to dark brown with a slight trace of lavender with orange & black spots. This often over-looked fish is actually quite the fascinating species. Grazing upon filamentous algae, these Hawaiian natives work great in schools often feeding together. Less territorial, and less aggressive than most other fish in the Acanthuridae family, the Lavender Tang is a wonderful addition to any large community tank. These fish are also great for controlling hair algae.

Lavender Tang

Internet Price: $37.99

Temperament: Community

Reef Safe: Yes

Family: Acanthuridae

Native To: Hawaii

Diet: Herbivore

Adult Size: Up to 8"

Temperature: 72-78°F

Water Parameters: sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4

Care Level: Easy

Tank Size: 100+ Gallons

Scientific Name: Acanthurus nigrofuscus

Environment: Marine

  • Great hair algae control
  • One of the least aggressive tangs
  • Gets great coloration when unthreatened and well fed

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2.5"-4.5" Length
SKU: 1054643

Lavender Tang - Small
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