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Obsidian Tang

Acanthurus gahhm
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Obsidian Tang also known as the Monk Surgeonfish or Black Surgeon fish are found in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.

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The Obsidian Tang  has a dark black body colour with a faint yellow mask over the eyes and yellow tip to the pectoral fins, a white collar in seen aroun the caudial fins base.

In its natural habitat, the Obsidian Tang is generally found schooling in small groups along reefs or in clear-water lagoons. A  larger aquarium with plenty of water movement, large amounts of live rock to provide both plenty of swimming room, and territories within the live rock is necessary. Its large size makes it a better fit for only appropriately-roomy showcase aquariums.

Although surgeonfish 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 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.

Minimum Aquarium Size

1,000 L

Max Size

40 cm

Reef Safe

Yes

Temperament

Semi-Aggressive

Diet

Herbivore

Care

Moderate

Origin

Red Sea

Source

Wild Caught

Venomous

No

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