White freckled tang Acanthurus maculiceps

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  • White freckled tang Acanthurus maculiceps
  • White freckled tang Acanthurus maculiceps
  • White freckled tang Acanthurus maculiceps

White freckled tang Acanthurus maculiceps

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Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Maldives, Andaman Sea, Christmas Islands, Philippines, north to Southern Japan, and south to Line Islands and Samoa.

Size: 16 inches (40 cm)

Natural Environment: Inhabits reef flats and seaward slopes and usually found at depths between 10 - 50 feet (3 - 15 m) where it feeds mainly on algae.

General Husbandry: Occasionally seen in the trade having a laterally compressed body and a small mouth, such as angelfishes and butterflyfishes with it having a greyish body with numerous white spots on the face.

 

Can be maintained in reef or fish-only aquariums having wide-open swimming areas and turbulent, well-oxygenated water flow.

 

Requires a varied vegetable diet, including fresh macroalgae, Spirulina, zucchini, broccoli, dried seaweed (Nori), and enriched vegetable flakes, and requires two or three feedings per day. Will browse on filamentous and microalgae.

Taxonomy:

 

Order: Perciformes

Suborder: Acanthuroidei

Family: Acanthuridae

Genus: Acanthurus

FYI: One per tank.

 

Has a sharp forward pointing spine on each side of the caudal peduncle, which folds into a groove. Erected when excited. Handle with care!

 

Can be quite aggressive towards others in the family.

 

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    Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Maldives, Andaman Sea, Christmas Islands, Philippines, north to Southern Japan, and south to Line Islands and Samoa.

    Size: 16 inches (40 cm)

    Natural Environment: Inhabits reef flats and seaward slopes and usually found at depths between 10 - 50 feet (3 - 15 m) where it feeds mainly on algae.

    General Husbandry: Occasionally seen in the trade having a laterally compressed body and a small mouth, such as angelfishes and butterflyfishes with it having a greyish body with numerous white spots on the face.

     

    Can be maintained in reef or fish-only aquariums having wide-open swimming areas and turbulent, well-oxygenated water flow.

     

    Requires a varied vegetable diet, including fresh macroalgae, Spirulina, zucchini, broccoli, dried seaweed (Nori), and enriched vegetable flakes, and requires two or three feedings per day. Will browse on filamentous and microalgae.

    Taxonomy:

     

    Order: Perciformes

    Suborder: Acanthuroidei

    Family: Acanthuridae

    Genus: Acanthurus

    FYI: One per tank.

     

    Has a sharp forward pointing spine on each side of the caudal peduncle, which folds into a groove. Erected when excited. Handle with care!

     

    Can be quite aggressive towards others in the family.