Goldrim / Powder brown tang
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.