Clown Tang

Clown Tang

Acanthurus lineatus

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Care Facts

Size: 1.5-2.5 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 beautiful species. 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 a tank   with plenty of open swimming space as well as a large amount of live rock for algae grazing, shelter and territory. The Clown Tang requires moderate water movement with excellent water quality.  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. 

Fish arrived healthy but like all clown tangs, it's hard for them to adapt to aquariums. I have a 125g reef and some fish and this little guy just swims up and down the glass walls and not liking being in captivity. Hopefully the 3 week it will adapt. 4 hour in sump drip acclimation.

Reviewed by: Peng on July 29, 2017

Beautiful fish! Extremely active and agile. He litterally swam circles around my maroon clownfish when she tried to defend her territory. He keeps picking algae off the rocks, but as many have said in forums, it's hard to get him to eat anything else. Gonna go buy some weeds to throw in the tank today.

Reviewed by: Chris on May 15, 2016

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