The Dussumieri Tang (Acanthurus dussumieri) is also known as the Eyestriped Surgeonfish, Pencilled Surgeonfish, Ornate Surgeonfish and Hawaiian Surgeonfish. They have distinctive orange stripes across their eyes, an orange / light brown body, and multiple wavy blue lines flowing from head to tail.
These fish have the incredible ability to intensify their colors when they feel threatened or change moods.
Unlike some other Tangs, as the Dussumieri Tang reaches maturity it keeps the beautiful colors it is named for.
Although they are rare and expensive, it can be well worth the expense. The Dussumieri Tang is more suited to a large elite show aquariums with plenty of water movement, large amounts of live rock to provide both plenty of swimming room and territorial areas.
Dussumieri Tang 3-6 cm
Scientific Name Acanthurus dussumieri Origin
Indo-Pacific, Africa, Hawaii, Australia
Max Size 50 cm Reef Safe Yes Min Tank Size Medium- Large Diet Herbivore Care Level Moderate Temperament Semi-Aggressive