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Blonde Naso Tang (Naso elegans)

Blonde Naso Tang (Naso elegans)

Blonde Naso Tang (Naso elegans) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Orange Spine Unicornfish, Elegant Tang, or Blonde Lipstick Tang is found in the Indian Ocean and ranges from Red Sea south to Durban, South Africa; and east through the islands of the western Indian Ocean to southwestern Indonesia; including Bali. The Blonde […]

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Clown Tang (Acanthurus lineatus)

Clown Tang (Acanthurus lineatus)

The Clown Tang (Acanthurus lineatus) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Clown Surgeonfish, Lined Surgeonfish, Striped Tang, Pyjama Tang, Striped Surgeonfish, Zebra Surgeonfish or Blue Banded Surgeonfish is native to the Indo-Pacific and ranges from East Africa (including the Mascarene Islands) to the Hawaiian, Marquesas and Tuamoto islands, north to Japan, and south […]

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Achilles Tang (Acanthurus achilles)

Achilles Tang (Acanthurus achilles)

The Achilles Tang (Acanthurus achilles) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as Achilles Surgeonfish, Red Spot Surgeonfish, and Red Tail Surgeonfish, is found in the Western Pacific around the islands of Oceania, the Pitcairn Islands, the Hawaiian Islands, the reefs surrounding the Islands of Marcus, Mariana, and Wake; and in the Eastern Central Pacific, around […]

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Blue Tang (Paracanthurus hepatus)

Blue Tang (Paracanthurus hepatus)

Blue Tang (Paracanthurus hepatus) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Regal Tang, Palette Surgeonfish, Pacific Blue Tang, Royal Blue Tang, Hippo Tang, Blue Hippo Tang, Flagtail Surgeonfish, Pacific Regal Blue Tang, Hepatus Tang, and Blue Surgeonsfish is native to tropical reefs across the Indo Pacific and is the only member of the genus […]

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Tomini Tang (Ctenochaetus Tominiensis)

Bristletooth Tomini Tang (Ctenochaetus Tominiensis)

The Bristletooth Tomini Tang (Ctenochaetus Tominiensis) known to tropical fish keeping enthuisiasts as the Tomini Surgeonfish and Flame Fin Tang is found in the Western Central Pacific and ranges from Indonesia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, northern Great Barrier Reef, Solomon Islands, Palau, Vanuatu, Fiji, and Tonga. Although Bristletooth Tomini Tangs are commonly found in […]

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Powder Blue Tang (Acanthurus leucosternon) school

Powder Blue Tang (Acanthurus leucosternon)

The Powder Blue Tang (Acanthurus leucosternon) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Powder Blue Surgeonfish is found throughout the shallow clear coastal waters of the Indian Ocean and ranges from eastern Africa to the Andaman Sea, southwest Indonesia, and from Christmas Island, into the western Pacific Ocean to Bali, Indonesia. The Powder Blue […]

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Purple Tang (Zebrasoma xanthurum)

Purple Tang (Zebrasoma xanthurum)

The Purple Tang (Zebrasoma xanthurum) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Yellowtail Tang, Yellowtail Surgeonfish, or Blue Surgeonfish is native to the Red Sea however, they have also been encountered in the Gulf of Aden, the Persian Gulf, the Arabian Sea, and recently in the Mediterranean Sea near Sardinia. They have been recorded […]

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Naso Tang (Naso Lituratus)

Naso Tang (Naso Lituratus)

The Naso Tang (Naso Lituratus) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as Barcheek Unicorn, Clown Surgeonfish, Literate Surgeonfish, Lipstick Tang, Orangespine Unicornfish, and Barcheek Unicornfish is found in the East Indian and Pacific Ocean. Their extensive range in the central and western parts of the Pacific Ocean includes Hawaii, Japan, Tuamotu, and the Marquesas. The […]

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White Tail Bristletooth Tang (Ctenochaetus flavicauda)

White Tail Bristletooth Tang (Ctenochaetus flavicauda)

The White Tail Bristletooth Tang (Ctenochaetus flavicauda) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the White Tail Yellow Eye Tang or White Tail Yellow Eye Kole Tang is found in the U.S. Minor Islands in the Western Pacific; to the Austral, Line, Rapa, and Society Islands in the East Central Pacific Ocean. White Tail Bristletooth […]

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Sailfin Tang (Zebrasoma veliferum)

Sailfin Tang (Zebrasoma veliferum)

The Sailfin Tang (Zebrasoma veliferum) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Pacific Sailfin Tang, Sail Fish Tang, Pacific Sailfin Surgeonfish, Purple Sailfinned Tang, Sailfin Surgeon, or Purple Lined Tang can be found in the East Indian Ocean, West Indian Ocean, Australia, Japan, the Red Sea, Indonesia, and the Central West Pacific oceans from […]

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Red Sea Sailfin Tang (Zebrasoma desjardinii)

Red Sea Sailfin Tang (Zebrasoma desjardinii)

The Red Sea Sailfin Tang (Zebrasoma desjardinii) known by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as Indian Ocean Sailfin Tang, Desjardin’s Sailfin Tang, and Desjardini Sailfin Tang is widespread throughout the Indian Ocean from the northern Red Sea to KwaZulu-Natal Province in South Africa, and east to India and Java. Adult Red Sea Sailfin Tangs are normally […]

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Gem Tang (Zebrasoma gemmatum

Gem Tang (Zebrasoma gemmatum)

Gem Tang (Zebrasoma gemmatum) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Spotted Tang or Mauritian Tang is found in the Western Indian Ocean and ranges from the coast of Mozambique, South Africa and Madagascar to the Islands of Mauritius and Réunion. The Gem Tang is a rare, solitary, and highly prized species that inhabits […]

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