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Lemon Peel Mimic Tang
Lemon Peel Mimic Tang
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Lemon Peel Mimic Tang

Acanthurus pyroferus
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Lemon Peel Mimic Tang also known as the Chocolate Tang, Pacific Mimic Tang or Mimic Surgeon are found throughout the Indo-Pacific from the Seychelles to the Marquesas and Tuamoto islands, north to southern Japan, south to the Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia.

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The Lemon Peel Mimic Tang has an oval, yellow body while a juvenile. It has blue highlights around the eyes and gill covers, mimicking the Lemonpeel Dwarf Angelfish (C.flavissimus).  When mature, the body colour darkens towards tan with red highlights forming around the eyes and pectoral fins. The dorsal, anal, and caudal fins take on the hues of green but remain tipped with the tan body colour.

A larger aquarium with large amounts of live rock is necessary to provide both plenty of swimming room, and territories within the live rock. It is aggressive towards other Tangs and Surgeonfish, but is peaceful with other fish.

Although 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 foods. This will strengthen their immune system, reduce aggression and improve their overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip, and feed at least 3 times per week. These are great fish for controlling algae in the saltwater fish or reef aquarium.

The Fijian Lemon Peel Mimic Tang displays a more striking blue eye colouration.

Minimum Aquarium Size

500 L

Max Size

20 cm

Reef Safe

Yes

Temperament

Semi-Aggressive

Diet

Herbivore

Care

Moderate

Origin

Melanesia

Source

Wild Caught

Venomous

No

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