Tangs & Surgeons

The name „Surgeonfish“ originates from „Scalpel“ – a small blade that the fish carries at the end of tail fin. This is spread in defence and used as a weapon. Surgeonfish is found in many oceans of the world and live in or on the coral reefs. Most of the surgeonfishes reach a final size of 30cm-40cm which is a very large size for an aquarium while some species remain smaller. What stands out here is the Japanese surgeonfish (Acanthurus japonicus), Randalls surgeonfish (Acanthurus randalli) (upto 18 centimeter) and the smallest species of Tomini-bristle tooth surgeonfish (Ctenochaetus tominiensis) which at 12cm remains very small.




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Paracanthurus hepatus - S (4-6cm)



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Paracanthurus hepatus - S (4-6cm)

Paracanthurus hepatus - S (4-6cm)

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Sammple Picture. Size: XS (3-4cm)

Latin Name:

Pracanthurus hepatus

Common Name:

Blue Tang

Adult Size:

30 cm

Aquarium size:

from 2000l

Feeding:

algae, frozen or live Food (Mysis, Artemia, Calanus, mussel meat, lobster eggs, zooplankton), flakes, pellets, dandelion, banana, salad, spinach

Temperature:

23°C - 26°C

Care Level:

normal

Temperament:

semi-aggressive, keep alone or in groups in larger tanks


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Zebrasoma flavescens - Yellow Tang (Size S-M)



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Zebrasoma flavescens - Yellow Tang (Size S-M)

Zebrasoma flavescens - Yellow Tang (Size S-M)

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Latin Name:

Zebrasoma flavescens

Common Name:

Yellow Tang

Adult Size:

20 cm

Aquarium size:

from 500l

Feeding:

algae, frozen or live food (Mysis, Artemia, Calanus, mussel meat, lobster eggs, zooplankton), salad, spinach, dandelion

Temperature:

23°C - 27°C

Care Level:

normal

Temperament:

barely aggressive, can be kept in groups


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Zebrasoma veliferum - Sailfin Tang



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Zebrasoma veliferum - Sailfin Tang

Zebrasoma veliferum - Sailfin Tang

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Naso lituratus - Orangespine unicornfish



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Naso lituratus - Orangespine unicornfish

Naso lituratus - Orangespine unicornfish

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Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis - Chevron Tang



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Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis - Chevron Tang

Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis - Chevron Tang

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CTENOCHAETUS HAWAIIENSIS - CHEVRON TANG A beautiful surgeonfish whose orange-violet color changes a bit when he gets older which is...

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Ctenochaetus striatus - Striated surgeonfish



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Ctenochaetus striatus - Striated surgeonfish

Ctenochaetus striatus - Striated surgeonfish

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Acanthurus lineatus



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Acanthurus lineatus

Acanthurus lineatus

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Ctenochaetus truncatus - Squaretail Bristletooth Tang



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Ctenochaetus truncatus - Squaretail Bristletooth Tang

Ctenochaetus truncatus - Squaretail Bristletooth Tang

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Zebrasoma rostratum - Black Tang



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Zebrasoma rostratum - Black Tang

Zebrasoma rostratum - Black Tang

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Sample Picture. The Black Tang (Zebrasoma rostratum) is a very rare Tang. Their natural range comprises the South Pacific Ocean, in...

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Zebrasoma xanthurum - Purple Tang



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Zebrasoma xanthurum - Purple Tang

Zebrasoma xanthurum - Purple Tang

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Sample Picture.   Zebrasoma xanthurum, the Purple Tang is an awesome fish hailing from the Red Sea. They are usually only...

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Naso brevirostris - Short-Nosed Unicornfish



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Naso brevirostris - Short-Nosed Unicornfish

Naso brevirostris - Short-Nosed Unicornfish

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Zebrasoma gemmatum - Gem Tang



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Zebrasoma gemmatum - Gem Tang

Zebrasoma gemmatum - Gem Tang

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Acanthurus achilles - Achilles Tang



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Acanthurus achilles - Achilles Tang

Acanthurus achilles - Achilles Tang

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Sample Picture. The Achilles Tang (Acanthurus achilles) spots a striking red and black coloration with white seams on its fins. They...

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Acanthurus achilles x nigricans - Hybrid - RARE! (WYSIWYG)



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Acanthurus achilles x nigricans - Hybrid - RARE! (WYSIWYG)

Acanthurus achilles x nigricans - Hybrid - RARE! (WYSIWYG)

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WYSIWYG - you will receive exactly the fish shown in the photo! Occassionally the Achilles tang (Acanthurus achilles) will breed with...

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Acanthurus leucosternon - Powder Blue Tang



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Zebrasoma scopas - Yellow Colormorph - RARE!



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Zanclus cornutus - Moorish Idol



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Zanclus cornutus - Moorish Idol

Zanclus cornutus - Moorish Idol

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Ctenochaetus binotatus - Twospot surgeonfish



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Ctenochaetus binotatus - Twospot surgeonfish

Ctenochaetus binotatus - Twospot surgeonfish

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Sample picture. Just like its close relatives, the Two-Spot Surgeonfish is an excellent algae eater.

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Zebrasoma flavescens - Yellow Tang (Size L)



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Zebrasoma flavescens - Yellow Tang (Size L)

Zebrasoma flavescens - Yellow Tang (Size L)

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Sample Picture.

Latin Name:

Zebrasoma flavescens

Common Name:

Yellow Tang

Adult Size:

20 cm

Aquarium size:

from 500l

Feeding:

algae, frozen or live food (Mysis, Artemia, Calanus, mussel meat, lobster eggs, zooplankton), salad, spinach, dandelion

Temperature:

23°C - 27°C

Care Level:

normal

Temperament:

barely aggressive, can be kept in groups


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Ctenochaetus tominiensis - Tomini surgeonfish



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Acanthurus pyroferus (juv) - Chocolate surgeonfish



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Acanthurus olivaceus - Orangespot surgeonfish



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Naso elegans - Blonde Naso Tang



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Naso elegans - Blonde Naso Tang

Naso elegans - Blonde Naso Tang

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Acanthurus pyroferus - Mimic Tang (Eibli Mimicry)



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Acanthurus pyroferus - Mimic Tang (Eibli Mimicry)

Acanthurus pyroferus - Mimic Tang (Eibli Mimicry)

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Sample picture. The Chocolate Surgeonfish is the most peaceful and robust representative of Acanthurus. It‘s up to 25 cm tall...

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Tangs & Surgeons

Really special fish!

"Surgeonfishes love green food - en masse! "

Surgeonfishes have a very deep jaw with a somewhat longer upper jaw. Some of them have a specially adapted snout for the food, for example angel fish- surgeonfish or Zebrasoma-species which with its extended snout can even reach algae in small columns. Some surgeonfishes have a juvenile stage and change their colour when they grow up.

Good swimmers!

Surgeonfishes are very good swimming fishes whose several specimen should be kept in a sufficiently large aquarium. It should also be noted that surgeonfishes can be extremely aggresive with each other. If a surgeonfish is replenished, then this must be integrated immediately by a swimming school otherwise it might be killed by the old stock.

The scalpels of surgeon fish

The scalpels arose due to the conversion of a scale and are razor-sharp. Usually they remain quiet but attack by tailwhips when in danger. The scalpels are pure defensive weapon which are used against other fishes and predators as well as in case of intra-species conflicts. Few species have additional protein glands with toxic effect – the popular Palette-surgeonfish has a poison gland on the dorsal fin-spine.

Breeding of surgeonfishes

Very less is known about the breeding of surgeonfishes and it is also very difficult to find out since the larvae have a planktonic stage. However attempts have been made in Taiwan to breed the yellow surgeonfish and white-throated surgeonfish. The breeding of palette- surgeonfish is already successful. The first breeding success has been reported by the very much popular yellow Hawaii- surgeonfish Zebrasoma flavescens. However the breeding is so complicated due to the larvae stage, that they, if at all breed, can be operated successfully only by the experts of aquaculture.

Feeding the surgeonfishes

While most of the surgeonfishes feed on zooplankton in the larval phase, their feed changes very soon to algae, plants and detritus. So most of the algae of reef rock are grazed: Thread algae, red-and brown algae, green algae, also coralline red algae belong to the primary feed of surgeonfishes. In the aquarium, the surgeonfishes also feed on Mysis und Artemia – however a high plant- content should determine the nutrition since otherwise it may lead to deficiency symptoms very soon: Nori-algae, salad, banana, spinach etc.are very common food types.

Buy surgeonfishes- what should be considered?

When buying the animal make sure you get a stable and fixed-feed surgeonfish. On our marine online shop, we sell only fixed-feed fishes and fishes accustomed to aquarium life. Please inquire about the maintenance conditions of the fishes and the necessary feed before buying them – we would be more than happy to assist you with support and advice. Remember that surgeonfishes are very good swimmers and should be kept in groups mostly. So the aquarium must provide sufficient space and must be very well structured.

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