The White Lipped Surgeonfish (Acanthurus leucocheilus) is also known as the White Faced Surgeonfish, Pale Lipped Surgeonfish, White-spine Surgeonfish, White-spine Tang and White-spine Tang.
They are one of the more aggressive tangs in the hobby. It has a blackish-brown body with a white band across its chest and a mouth ringed with bluish-white markings.

In its natural habitat, the White Lipped Surgeonfish is generally found singly or in groups in shallow protected, clear water seaward reef slopes and drop-off's.

They require a larger aquarium with plenty of water movement for swimming and large amounts of live rock to provide both hiding places and a feeding ground.

Pale Lipped Surgeonfish 15-20 cm

SKU: 012100010044
  • Specification's

    Common Name

    White Lipped Surgeonfish

    Scientific Name Acanthurus leucocheilus 
    Origin Indo-Pacific, Maldives 
    Max Size 35 cm
    Reef Safe Yes
    Min Tank Size Medium-Large


    Care Level Moderate
    Temperament Semi Aggressive

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