In­dian Ocean sail­fin tang

Practical Fishkeeping (UK) - - Marine -

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.

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