Goldrim / Pow­der brown tang

Practical Fishkeeping (UK) - - Marine -

Sci­en­tific name: Acan­thu­rus japon­i­cus Ori­gin: In­done­sia and the Philip­pines Max­i­mum size: Around 15-20cm Cost: £39-65

Dif­fer­en­ti­ated from the sim­i­lar A. ni­gri­cans by the pres­ence of a red band in the lat­ter por­tion of the dor­sal fin, both of th­ese species might be of­fered for sale as ‘Pow­der brown’ or ‘Goldrim’ tangs. UV ster­il­i­sa­tion is highly rec­om­mended for this species, as is the se­lec­tion of feed­ing in­di­vid­u­als.

Well-set­tled fish will deepen in colour, and the con­trast be­tween the dark brown body, and the gold, red and white of the fins and head, make this a truly stun­ning fish.

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