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Fowleri Tang
Fowleri Tang


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Fowleri Tang

Fowleri Tang – Live Tang Fish & Saltwater Aquarium Fish

Also known as the Blackspine Surgeonfish, Fowler’s Surgeonfish and Horseshoe Surgeonfish.

If you’ve always wanted a tang for your saltwater or reef aquarium, then consider choosing the Fowleri Tang. This saltwater aquarium fish is one of the most beautiful types of tang fish. It is sure to be the centerpiece of your aquarium.

The Fowleri Tang displays warm, bright hues across its body in varying shades of brown, blue and gold. This saltwater aquarium fish also comes with another unique feature. Tang fish are also often known as surgeonfish because of the scalpel-like spines at the base of their tail. Tangs use these sharp features to defend their territories.

The Fowleri Tang is a solitary and territorial saltwater aquarium fish. Aquarists need to take care to provide a healthy and inviting environment for this picky fish. Fowleris are one of the larger varieties of live tang fish and prefer lots of room to swim. A medium or large tank is recommended. Smaller tanks put the tang in close proximity to other aquarium species, which can increase stress.

Including live rock can help recreate the natural reef drop-offs where this fish would make its home. The reefs and caves will also create plenty of places to hide and rest. You’ll also want to give your tang lots of greens to keep your fish happy. Tangs love snacking on algae and seaweed, so consider adding an algae sheet or seaweed clip to your aquarium. Your live tang fish will also munch on the natural algae in your aquarium, helping you control algae growth.

Take care in matching your tang with other aquarium life. Live tang fish can be territorial towards fish of similar form and color. To minimize stress in aquariums, it is best to only keep one tang at a time.

Fowleri Tang

Internet Price: $217.99   Today's Price: $163.49  (Save 25%)

Temperament: Semi-aggressive

Reef Safe: Yes

Family: Acanthuridae

Native To: Indo-Pacific

Diet: Herbivore

Adult Size: Up to 20"

Temperature: 72 - 78°F

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

Care Level: Moderate

Tank Size: 150+ gallons

Scientific Name: Acanthurus fowleri

Environment: Marine

  • One of the most beautiful saltwater aquarium fish
  • Needs plenty of room to swim as well as hiding places
  • Live tang fish may be territorial towards other tangs and surgeonfish

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2.5"-4.5" Length
SKU: 1397443

Fowleri Tang - Medium
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