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Orange Shoulder Tang
Orange Shoulder Tang

Your live fish may not match the image shown due to natural variations in each species. Each companion animal is different in shape, color, and personality.

Orange Shoulder Tang

Orange Shoulder Tang

Also known as the Orange Band Surgeonfish, Orangespot Surgeonfish, or the Orange Epaulette Surgeonfish.

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.

Orange Shoulder Tang

Internet Price: $47.99 - $86.99   Today's Price: $40.79 - $73.94  (Save up to 15%)

Temperament: Community

Reef Safe: Yes

Family: Acanthuridae

Native To: Hawaii, Indo-Pacific

Diet: Herbivore

Adult Size: Up to 14"

Temperature: 72 - 78°F

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

Care Level: Moderate

Tank Size: 125+ gallons

Scientific Name: Acanthurus olivaceous/ Acanthurus olivaceus

Environment: Marine

  • Grazes on filamentous algae
  • Aggressive towards other tangs and surgeonfish
  • Needs plenty of room to swim as well as hiding places

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2.5"-3.5" Length
SKU: 1372963

Orange Shoulder Tang - Small
$47.99 $40.79

3.5"-4.5" Length
SKU: 1372971

Orange Shoulder Tang - Medium
$66.99 $56.94

4.5"-5.5" Length
SKU: 1372980

Orange Shoulder Tang - Large
$86.99 $73.94

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