Sailfin Tang (Zebrasoma velifer)

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Sailfin Tang

Sailfin Tang

Zebrasoma velifer

908 Litres (240 US G.)

35-40 cm (13.8-15.7")


8.0 - 8.7

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Other (See article)

8-12 years



Additional names

Sailfin Tang, Ringed Tang

Additional scientific names

Zebrasoma veliferum, Acanthurus velifer

Origin[edit | edit source]

Reefs of the western indian ocean, ranging from Indonesia to the Hawaiian islands.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Difficult to impossible, males tend to be larger than females.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Flake as staple diet and mix with live foods and some algae flakes/pellets and occasionally feed blanched veg of a suitable variety (lettuce, cucumber, zucchini (courgette)).

Identification[edit | edit source]

Juveniles can be mistaken for Zebrasoma desjardinii.

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