Indian Ocean sailfin tang
Scientific name: Zebrasoma desjardinii Origin: Indian Ocean Maximum size: Around 30-40cm Cost: £18-85
A striking fish that is often bought as a coin-sized juvenile, with little regard for its size potential. Unlike some members of the genus, it doesn’t seem to be overly inhibited by the size of its aquarium, and it’s not unusual to see individuals as big as dinner plates in aquaria that look far too small for fish of this size.
In the right system, this is a superb fish, robust and longlived, that feeds on practically anything with enthusiasm.