Lieutenant Tang

Latin name: (Acanthurus tennenti)

Care Level





Blue, Tan



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

180 gallons



This aquarium should be heavily decorated with live rock, as it is a key part of the habitat for the Powder Blue Tang. It will provide plenty of hiding spots and territories for the Tang, as well as plenty of room for it to swim. Additionally, it is important to note that the Powder Blue Tang is aggressive toward other Tangs and Surgeonfish, but peaceful with other fish. For this reason, it is important to carefully consider what other fish you put in the tank. With the right habitat and tankmates, the Powder Blue Tang will thrive in its new home!

Tangs will not only benefit from eating a wide variety of marine based foods, but they will also enjoy the enrichment that comes with foraging for their meals. Providing a varied diet will help to keep your Tangs healthy, both mentally and physically. It is important to remember that Tangs should be offered marine based foods at least 3 times per week for optimal health. Additionally, it is important to ensure that these foods are easily accessible and of the highest quality. Offering high quality, marine based foods from brands such as Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition, will help to keep your Tangs healthy and happy.

Approximate Purchase Size:

Gill's Fish