Orange Shoulder Tang

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Unless specified as WYSIWYG, the photographs are a representative sample and the product you receive may be slightly different in shape and coloration. Many factors can influence the appearance of corals such as stressful events like shipping, lighting changes, intensity, spectrum, water chemistry, and overall nutrition. Typically speaking if corals lose color during transit they will recover them in a relatively short period in optimal conditions.
 
 
 
 
 

Orange Shoulder Tang
CARE LEVEL TEMPERAMENT DIET
REEF SAFE
Intermediate Semi-Aggressive
Herbivore
Yes
PURCHASE SIZE MAX SIZE
ORIGIN
TANK SIZE

SMALL: 2-3"
MED: 3-4"
LARGE: 4-5"

1' 3"
Melanasia, Indonesia, Fiji
180g
SG
TEMPERATURE
dKH
pH
1.020-1.025 72-78F
8-12
8.1-8.4

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Acanthurus olivaceus

The Orange Shoulder Tang is also known as the Orangespot Surgeonfish or Orange Shoulder Surgeonfish.  As a juvenile, it's coloration is solid yellow with a small line of blue on it's fins. As it ages, the front half turns light blue/gray and the back half turns dark blue/grey. 

The Orange Shoulder Tang is not aggressive towards other tangs, but could become aggressive towards another Orange Shoulder tang if housed in the same tank.

 

Use caution when housing with other Tangs or Surgeonfish. Similar shaped Tangs can be very aggressive towards each other. Although Tangs will eat meaty foods along with the other fish in the aquarium, it is important that they are offered plenty of marine based seaweed and algae.

It is well known that tangs have a penchant for Marine Ich and other diseases due to their lack of slime coating. We highly encourage quarantining all fish, but especially Surgeon Fish. We do our best to quarantine all fish at Reef Chasers but there can be absolutely no guarantees.

For more information about this species and more visit our Marine Fish Care Blog.

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