Sailfin Tang

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  • $130.00

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Scientific Name: Zebrasoma velifer

Family: Acanthuridae

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Fiji

Quick Facts

  • Care Level: Moderate
  • Temperament: Semi-aggressive
  • Lifespan: 10 years, possibly longer
  • Reef Compatible: Yes
  • Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
  • Maximum Size: 1' 3"
  • Diet: Herbivore
  • Minimum Tank Size: 180 gallons


The Sailfin Tang is also commonly called the Pacific Sailfin Tang. It gets its name from its impressive sail like fins that it can raise or lower at will. The body is dark brown with thick, brightly colored vertical stripes and a yellow face and tail. 

It will usually be peaceful towards other fish, aside from its own species, which it will show aggression towards. While the Sailfin Tang will accept meaty foods readily, it should also be fed plenty of seaweed and marine algae to ensure proper nutrition.