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Convict Tang
Convict Tang


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Convict Tang

Convict Tang

The silver and black Convict Tang is a wonderful addition to both reef tanks as well as a fish-only tank. A much more passive "surgeonfish," the Convict Tang should not have other tangs as its tankmates as they will harass and pester it. While the Convict Tang does have the scalpel-like peduncle spine just like other species of Tangs, it is much smaller and less pronounced in the Convict Tang. As with other Tangs, provide large amounts of swimming room.

Convict Tang

Internet Price: $27.99

Temperament: Community

Reef Safe: Yes

Family: Acanthuridae

Native To: Indo-Pacific, Gulf of California, Panama, Tahiti, Fiji

Diet: Herbivore

Adult Size: Up to 8"

Temperature: 72-78°F

Water Parameters: sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.3; dKH 8-12

Care Level: Moderate

Tank Size: 55+ Gallons

Scientific Name: Acanthurus triostegus

Environment: Marine

  • Passive tang that works great for reef tanks and fish-only tanks
  • Does not mix well with other tangs and surgeonfish
  • Requires plenty of horizontal swimming room

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2"-3.5" Length
SKU: 1137034

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