• Tang, Powder Brown/Goldrim Hybrid

Tang, Powder Brown/Goldrim Hybrid

Product Description

Product Description

The Powder Brown Tang (Acanthurus japonicus) is a popular fish also known as the White-faced or Japanese Tang. It has a brown body with a blue-trimmed black dorsal and anal fins and an orange streak on the rear of the dorsal fin. The tail is white with a yellow vertical bar and the body is rimmed in yellow around the base of the dorsal, anal and caudal fins. The face between the eyes and mouth is white. Tangs and Surgeonfish are some of the most popular and common fish found in the aquarium trade. This group includes several genuses that can be associated with the various common name groups although "Surgeonfish" and "Tang" are often used interchangeably: Acanthurus ("Surgeonfish"), Naso ("Unicorn Tangs"), Ctenochaetus ("Bristletooth Tangs") and Zebrasoma ("Tangs"). They are found in almost every tropical oceans and in almost every color and pattern. The common names "surgeonfish" or "doctorfish" comes from the tiny scalpel-like spine at the base of the fish's tail. They use this spine as defense and will extend the spine if threatened. You may witness the tang shimmying up against another tang or fish; this is a sign of aggression as they may be using this spine to ward off the other fish. Always u(more...),

Minimum Tank Size

75 gallons

Care Level


Water Conditions

1.020-1.024, 8.0-8.4, 75-82,

Max Size

8 inches