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Powder Blue Surgeonfish (Acanthurus leucosternon)

The Powder Blue Surgeonfish or Acanthurus leucosternon is a popular aquarium fish from the Acanthuridae family of saltwater fish which includes Tangs and Surgeonfish.  Also known as the Powder Blue Tang, this fish is found in the Indo-pacific area and can grow to about 10" in length with females tending to be a bit larger then their male counterparts.   In the wild they are often found in schools in and around reefs. 

Powder Blue Surgeonfish have an oval shaped body with a black head, blue body and bright yellow dorsal fin and caudal peduncle.  In aquarium they are known to be an aggressive fish and should be kept alone or they will fight each other for territory.  They require a large aquarium and should be fed a omnivorous diet consisting of a variety of vegetable matter and protein foods.    

You can check out these beautiful fish grazing on a reef and in an aquarium setting in the videos below...




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