Sohal Tang (Acanthurus sohal)

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Sohal Tang

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Sohal Tang

Acanthurus sohal

1136 Litres (300 US G.)

30-40 cm (11.8-15.7")


8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Flake Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years



Additional names

Sohal Tang, Red Sea Surgeonfish, Red Sea Clown Surgeon, Majestic Tang, Majestic Surgeon, Arabian Tang

Additional scientific names

Chaetodon sohal, Acanthurus carinatus, Ctenodon ruppelii

Origin[edit | edit source]

Red sea, and eastern Indian Ocean

Sexing[edit | edit source]

These fish are difficult to sex visually.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

This fish is very active and territorial towards its own species and similar looking fish.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Herbivorous, but also accepts mysis shrimp like the other tangs.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

These fish originate from steep slopes and drop offs at the edge of a reef system. They prefer a tank with a good current and aeration and lots of rocky décor. It is a very active fish so requires a lot of lateral swimming space.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A very active territorial fish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

This is a large oval-shaped fish with black and white horizontal stripes with metallic blue edging on the dorsal, anal and caudal fin. The face is predominantly grey with a pale yellow belly and pelvic fins. The caudal peduncle fin spine is orange.

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