Powder Brown Tang

Powder Brown Tang

Acanthurus japonicus


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Care Facts

Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Omnivore
Reef Safe: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 120 gallons
Max Size: 8 inches
The Powder Brown Tang, Acanthurus japonicus, also known as the Powder Brown Surgeonfish, Japan Surgeonfish, and White-faced Surgeonfish. The Powder Brown Tang has an oval disk shaped body and beautiful coloration, with a generally brown to blackish blue body, and black dorsal and anal fins that have a beautiful blue edging. A red band marks the back of the dorsal fin and yellow stripes run along the body just above and below these fins. The Powder Brown Tang also features a single spine on each side of the caudal peduncle, which is called as scalpel. 
The Powder Brown Tang loves to graze, so we suggest   keeping live rocks which can provide algae growth and to create crevices where it can inhabit. It is best kept as the only Tang in the tank, unless kept in a large and cleverly decorated system where it can hide if threatened. 

I could be happier with my powder brown tang he is eating good and travelling the whole reef . my order arrived next day with warm packs in a insulated box . saltwater fish is best in my book. Thank you for great deals


Reviewed by: Richard Koeder on March 14, 2019

Breaking the rules here! Purchased along with a smaller Powder Blue and the Powder Brown is doing great. Started eating immediately in my quarantine tank and very friendly. Sees me coming and comes over for pellets and freeze dried mysis! Great fish!


Reviewed by: Rick on Feb. 26, 2018

Very happy with this hard to keep fish. No ich, no stress. I definitely recommend taking 4-5 hrs to acclimate. He is happy and king of the tank. Very social and colors are amazing.


Reviewed by: Andrew Conte on May 23, 2015

Very big beautiful tang. Still not eating. Ordered live food. Very hopeful..


Reviewed by: Susan on March 11, 2015


Reviewed by: Rocky on Nov. 6, 2014

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