Chevron Tang

Chevron Tang

The Chevron Tang, also known as the Chevron Surgeonfish, has been classed as one of the more expensive but yet striking fish on the market today. Its colourings are nothing like any other fish in the ocean and can draw attention to any aquarium it inhabits.

A 500 litre gallon aquarium or larger is necessary to provide plenty of swimming room,and these fishes require strong water flow as they are normally found in surge zones. It can be aggressive towards other Tangs, but peaceful with other fish.

It is said that the Chevron Tang is one of the most prized specimens of all saltwater fish for its coloration, and one of the most desired Tangs for the reef aquarium. Furthermore, many hobbyists suggest that this Tang should be added after more shy and cautious fish have been introduced since the Chevron Tang is known to become very dominant when introduced first and may show aggression towards fish introduced afterwards.

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. This will strengthen their immune system, reduce aggression, and improve their overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a clip, and feed at least 3 times per week.

Minimum Tank Size: 500 Litres
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 11"
Diet: Herbivore
Family: Acanthuridae
Origin: Christmas Island

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Easy to Care For
Easy to Feed
Peaceful with Others
Reef Safe
Invertebrate Safe

  1. I bought a Chevron Tang and love it! It grazes on seaweed and marine algae and swims a lot. It is an extremely peaceful and fun to watch fish.

  2. My chevron tang arrived in perfect condition. Just like all of my fish from Live Aquaria. Its not just the packaging either. All of the fish I received, are brightly colored, full bodied and no torn fins! Thansk again from a very satisfied aquarist!!

  3. mine changes colour quite a bit…sometimes the blue lines are present, other time mine is mostly black….I think they are underrated personally….and their passive attitude also makes up for lack up beauty-if any

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