Achilles Tang

The Achilles Tang or Red-tail Surgeon, needs good water conditions and veggies including seaweed to survive in the aquarium. This marine species is rare and beautiful, with a purple body and distinctive red marking on the tail. The Achilles Tang is a vegan, It is aggressive towards other Tangs and Surgeonfish, but peaceful with other fish.Must have strong water flow.

  • Scientific Name: Acanthurus achilles
  • Origin: Hawaii
  • Max Size: 9 inches
  • Food: Herbivore
  • Approximate Size: Sm 2 to 3inches, Md 3 to 4inches,lg 4 to 5 inches