Whitecheek Tang
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  • Whitecheek Tang

  • Acanthurus nigricans

  • Out of Stock
  • Tank Size: 150 Gallons
    Tempermant: Semi-aggressive
    Maximum Size: 8"
    Coloration: Black, Yellow, White
    Diet: Herbivore
    Regions Found: Hawaii, Indonesia
    Reef Compatible: Yes
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Guarantee: Live Guarantee Available
    Water Conditions: 74-82° F, SG 1.020-1.027, PH 7.9-8.5
    Other Names: Gold-rimmed Tang, Gold-rimmed Surgeonfish, Whitecheek Surgeonfish, White Cheek Tang
  • Description
  • The Whitecheek Tang is a stunning and very active surgeonfish from Hawaii. Whitecheek Tangs have a mostly black body with strong yellow markings below their fins and a white tail. Whitecheek Tangs also have a white mark under their eyes, hence their name.

    Whitecheek Tangs reach a maximum adult size of around 8 inches and need to be kept in tanks that are at least 150 gallons. Whitecheek Tangs are semi-aggressive fish, but shouldn't bother most other fish, coral or inverts in your tank. This makes Whitecheek Tangs a great addition to reef tanks.

    Whitecheek Tangs might be aggressive towards other tangs, especially other Acanthurus tangs. To help reduce aggression between tangs, try keeping them in as large as a tank as possible and also introduce them at the same time. Have a steady supply of algae for your tangs to graze on during the day will also help reduce aggression.

    Whitecheek Tangs are strong swimmers and will benefit from a tank with lots of horizontal swimming room. Whitecheek Tangs also like tanks with strong random flow. Whitecheek Tangs can easily fall victim to marine ich, so quarantine is a must with them. Also boosting their immune system with selcon and garlic should help them fight off disease.

    Whitecheek Tangs are herbivores and require a diet that is rich in green foods. Foods like nori and marine algae sheets, high quality flake and pellet foods, spirulina, high quality frozen foods and mysis and brine shrimp should keep your Whitecheek Tang healthy and happy.

    If you have any questions about the Whitecheek Tang and if it's the right tang for your tank, please feel free to contact us at any time.

    Tiny: Up to 1", Small: Over 1-1.5", Small / Medium: Over 1.5-2.5", Medium: Over 2.5-3.5", Medium / Large: Over 3.5-4.5", Large: Over 4.5-5.5", Extra Large: Over 5.5-6.5", Extra Extra Large: Over 6.5-7.5", Show Size: Over 7.5-9.5", Jumbo: Over 9.5"

    All fish purchases come with a package of Blue Life Safety Stop to help reduce infections and illnesses that could present themselves. Please read more about Safety Stop here…

    If you have any questions please contact Eric Cohen TankStop owner and well respected industry veteran.

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