The Powder Blue Tang (Acanthurus leucosternon) is also known as the Powder Blue Surgeonfish it has an oval shaped body and is extremely colorful. It has several varying shades of blue, yellow and white on its body. The bright yellow highlights the dorsal and pectoral fins, while the vivid blue-black markings outline the face and tail
The Powder Blue Tang can be extremely aggressive towards other Tangs or Surgeonfish, especially those with a similar form and color, It is recommended that only one Tang be in a small aquarium to prevent aggression. In a very large Aquarium more is possible, but they must be added all at once to reduce territorial fighting.
Although Powder Blue 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 products as well. This will strengthen their immune system, reduce aggression and improve their overall health.
Powder Blue Tang 3-6 cm
Powder Blue Tang
Scientific Name Acanthurus leucosternon Origin Indo-Pacific, Maldives, Sri Lanka Max Size 20 cm Reef Safe Yes Min Tank Size Medium Diet Herbivore, Greens, Pellet, Flake Care Level Moderate Temperament Semi Aggressive