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Powder Brown Tang

Powder Brown Tang


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Powder Brown Tang – Acanthurus japonicus

Care Level:  Intermediate

Diet:  Herbivore

Reef Safe: Yes

Minimum Tank Size:  125 gallons

Known for its striking patterns of brown and yellow with highlights of blue, the Powder Brown Tank is one of the most attractive fish species within the saltwater aquarist hobby today.  The Powder Brown Tang is a passive species of Tang and is better kept singly.  Powder Brown Tangs will eat almost anything, however they should be given seaweed and algae daily.  This will improve the overall health of your tang as well as minimize aggressiveness.

related:  Powder Blue Tang

Powder Brown Tangs require a larger system of at least 125 gallons with ample space to swim as well as plenty of hiding places.  They can grow up to 9 inches and are very active in a community or FOWLR aquarium.  As with most tangs they can also be susceptible to Marine Ich. Garlic infused seaweed will help strengthen their immune system.  They are best kept in mature systems with live rock and algae to graze on.  It’s best to keep Powder Brown Tangs in tanks with the highest water standards as well as high water circulation.


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