Sohal Tang

Sohal Tang

The Sohal Tang, also known as the Sohal 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 600 litre 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 Sohal 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 Sohal 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 Size600 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: 1' 4"
Colour Form: Black, Blue, Green, Yellow
Diet: Herbivore
Family: Acanthuridae
Origin: Red Sea

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

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