The Sailfin Tang (Zebrasoma veliferum) which is also known as Pacific Sailfin Tang, is one of the most commonly kept tangs by aquarists in the hobby. The body of this fish has a beautiful striped pattern, broad pale yellow bands alternating with darker bands, all of which extend and blend into the dorsal and anal fins. The dark bands have some yellow markings, dots and stripes. Their head is white with yellow spots and this has the darkest band running though the eye. The bands also have yellow dots and lines in them.
Their appearance can practically double in size at will by raising or lowering its tall dorsal and anal fins, which makes this attractive fish a great addition to any marine tank.
Sailfin Tang 3-6 cm
Scientific Name Zebrasoma veliferum Origin Indo-Pacific, Tahiti, Fiji, Max Size 20 cm Reef Safe Yes Min Tank Size Medium Diet
Care Level Easy Temperament Semi Aggressive