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Striped Sailfin Tang (Zebrasoma veliferum)

The Striped Sailfin Tang or Zebrasoma veliferum is just one of the many different species of saltwater fish from the Acanthuridae family of Tangs and Surgeons.  This fish has an unusually large dorsal and anal fin with a brown, yellow and white striped body.  Their tails are a bright yellow with blue highlights. Striped Sailfin Tang are found in the shallow waters of the Indo-Pacific and Red Sea, in and around reefs.  Sometimes they are referred to simply as the Sailfin Tang or the Pacific Sailfin Tang.  

Like other Tangs, they are quite poplar in an aquarium setting and are considered to be peaceful unless around larger fish.  These fish should be fed a variety of greens and protein foods.  They are also considered to be bold grazers.  Striped Sailfin Tang can grow to about 15" (380mm) in length and require a large aquarium of at least 180 gallons with the following water conditions, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025.  You can check out the Stiped Sailfin Tang swimming in the video below.  Can you name all the species in the video?  

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