Mimic Eibli Tang

Latin name: (Acanthurus tristis)

Care Level

Easy

Temperament

Semi-aggressive

Color(s)

Blue, White, Yellow

Diet

Herbivore

Preferred Conditions

Easy

Avg. Max Size

10"

Minimum Tank Size

125 gallons

Family

Acanthuridae

A 125 gallon or larger aquarium is essential for any Tang or Surgeonfish to thrive, as it provides them with ample space to swim. It is important to remember that Tangs and Surgeonfish can be quite aggressive towards one another, so it’s best to only keep one of each species in the tank, unless it is a particularly large system. When introducing multiple Tangs, it is best to do so all at once to ensure they all get along. Additionally, it is best to avoid keeping Tangs and Surgeonfish that are similar in form and color together, as they may fight.

Tangs should be offered a variety of marine based seaweed and algae to help maintain their health and well-being. Not only will this strengthen their immune system, but it will also keep their aggression levels low. Aim to feed them at least three times a week using dried seaweed, Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad, or Ocean Nutrition. All of these products are easy to use and will help ensure that your Tang is healthy and happy.

Approximate Purchase Size:

Gill's Fish
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