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Clown Tang
Acanthurus lineatus
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Tank Stats
Size: 2.5-3 inches
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Bold
Reef Safe: Monitor with corals
Diet: Pellet, Brine, Flake
Origin: Indian Ocean
Acclimation Time: 2+ hours
Coral Safe: Yes
Invertebrate Safe: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 90 gallons

The Clown Tang is an active as well as a beautiful species, which makes a valuable addition to any tank. With its striking color form consisting of varied shades, it makes a captivating addition to any tank. The Clown Tang is known to be a territorial species, and as it grows it shows its aggressive behavior and suggested to be kept singly in the tank. It should be housed in an aquarium of 60 gallons and must be provided with plenty of open swimming space as well as a large amount of live rock for algae grazing as well as shelter and territory. The Clown Tang requires moderate water movement with excellent water quality, and strong biological and mechanical filtration is recommended with the addition of an efficient protein skimmer. Because of their sharp spines, it's not recommended to net this Clown Tang species as it can become stuck and may become injured or stressed, instead a container should be used to carry this fish. It is herbivores and mainly eats marine algae and vegetable matter within its natural habitat. Although, the Clown Tang also grazes on any filamentous algae within the aquarium, it should be fed at least twice a day for its continued good health. The Clown Tang thrives well in a temperature range of 72-80 degrees Fahrenheit and pH of 8.1-8.4. Since it leaves ornamental invertebrates alone, it is considered reef safe species.

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