Achies tang

Practical Fishkeeping (UK) - - Marine -

Sci­en­tific name: Acan­thu­rus achilles Ori­gin: Ocea­nia to Pa­cific Is­lands, in­clud­ing Hawaii Max­i­mum size: Around 18-25cm Cost: £250-350

A sim­ply stun­ning species that will grace any aquaria but, like the Pow­der blue, it of­ten suf­fers from par­a­sitic prob­lems and is fre­quently un­der­weight when newly im­ported. Check that it’s feed­ing be­fore pur­chase and, while it’s re­gain­ing weight, of­fer more food than you might usu­ally pro­vide to the aquar­ium.

Keep a close eye on wa­ter qual­ity. If any species is worth go­ing the ex­tra mile for, it’s this one.

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