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Lieutenant Tang
Lieutenant Tang

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Lieutenant Tang

Lieutenant Tang

Also known as the Lieutenant Surgeonfish, Tennenti Tang, or Luitenant-doktervis (South Africa - Afrikaans).

Tangs are often called surgeonfish because of the scalpel-like spine at the base of its tail.  The usually solitary and territorial tang will swing its tail at a target as a means of defense. Both its color and shape change with age. A tank with rocks and décor to provide several hiding spots and plenty of swimming space is recommended. Tangs tend to be most aggressive towards fish of similar form and color. To minimize aggression in smaller aquariums it is recommended to have only one Tang.

Lieutenant Tang

Internet Price: $46.99 - $56.99   Today's Price: $37.59 - $45.59  (Save up to 20%)

Temperament: Community

Reef Safe: Yes

Family: Acanthuridae

Native To: East Africa, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Indonesia

Diet: Herbivore

Adult Size: Up to 10"

Temperature: 72 - 78°F

Water Parameters: sg 1.020-1.026; pH 8.1-8.4; dKH 8-12

Care Level: Moderate

Tank Size: 100+ gallons

Scientific Name: Acanthurus tennenti

Environment: Marine

  • With age, its streamers on its tail will extend and become more pronounced
  • Aggressive towards other tangs and surgeonfish
  • Needs plenty of room to swim as well as hiding places

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1"-3" Length
SKU: 1307223

Lieutenant Tang - Small
$46.99 $37.59

3"-5" Length
SKU: 1307231

Lieutenant Tang - Medium
$56.99 $45.59

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