Achilles tang

They are a mid-sized surgeonfish reaching a maximum of 10in/25 cm at adulthood.

The Achilles tang lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 0 - 10 m , usually 0 - 4 m environment.

The Achilles Tang is herbivorous, eating mostly benthic algae. They will also accept frozen and meaty foods such as brine shrimp and mysid shrimp in captivity. They will eat many greens, but greens are not required for this fish to live. More

One of the most striking fish there is - the Achilles Tang - is a fairly rare fish from Hawaii. They have a very dark body with a beautiful red-orange teardrop marking at the base of their tailfin, which has an orange middle. More

Availability Notes: Achilles Tangs are most often collected in the 3"-4" range, smalller or larger specimens are less commonly available. More

The Achilles Tang is one of THE most challenging fish we have collected, shipped, and cared for. It is sensitive to ammonia poisoning, is an extremely difficult species to handle, and therefore should only be kept by an experienced aquarist. More

The Achilles Tang requires a lot of swimming space and a strong turbulent water flow. As most tangs mainly feed on algae, this fish requires lots of live rock for grazing. More

The Achilles Tang is a graceful swimmer and will help to control growth of algae in your aquarium. This tang is compatible with a wide range of other fishes and is a great choice for the reef aquarium. More

The Achilles tang is one of the most beautiful fish in the surgeonfish family. It is my favorite tang alongside the equally stunning Sohal Tang. More

The Achilles Tang is a unique and gorgeous tang! It can do well in a tank if you have a lot of water movement, as well as providing an adequate diet and maintain good water quality. More

Achilles tangs are encountered on shallow reef slopes in areas of high turbulence, usually feeding solitarily on algae, though may "pair up" as juveniles and occasionally are found in larger shoal associations. More

As you can see from the photograph, the Achilles Tang is very distinctive with its black body, large bright orange spot, and other white and orange markings. It is hard to mistake this fish for any other. More

The Achilles tang or surgeonfish (Acanthurus achilles) can be difficult for many fishkeepers. - By Terry Siegel Q. I am looking for information on the Achilles tang. More

The Achilles tang is one of the most spectacular fish available for the aquarium, but it is also one of the most difficult to keep. More

or Achilles Tang is one of the more rewarding Tangs to keep. It requires plenty of swimming space and a lot of water movement to feel at home. It is an aggressive Tang that should be kept singly and not with other "nervous" swimmers. More

The Achilles Tang has a striking black body with red and white accents. This attractive fish is considered a nervous swimmer as it frequently paces back and forth. More

The diet of the Achilles Tang should consist of algae and vegetarian items such as Spirulina, zucchini, broccoli, leaf lettuce, and dried seaweed. Photo courtesy of T.F.H. Publications, publishers of the Burgess Atlas. Click here for a pdf version of this article. More

Achilles Tang 14 Day Guarantee Live Shipping Information Achilles Tang = Growing to a length of 10 inches in the wild, the Acanthurus achilles or Achilles Tang is one of the more rewarding Tangs to keep. More

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Common names

Achilinis jūrų chirurgas in Lithuanian (lietuvių kalba)
Achilles tang in English
Achilles tang in Unknown
Achilles-Doktorfisch in German (Deutsch)
Akilles' kirurgfisk in Danish (dansk)
Bakwak in Tagalog
Bakwak in Visayan
Bir in Marshall
Bir in Marshallese (Kajin M̧ajeļ)
Chirurgien à tache rouge in French (français)
Chiurgien d' Achille in French (français)
Chiurgien d'Achille in French (français)
Cirujano in sp
Cirujano in Spanish (español)
cirujano encendido in Spanish (español)
Hugupau in Austronesian (Other)
Hugupau in Carolinian
Indangan in Tagalog
Kinbo in Marshall
Kinbo in Marshallese (Kajin M̧ajeļ)
Kolala in Niuean
Kolama in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
Labahita in Tagalog
Maikolama in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
Mar-re-fasch in Austronesian (Other)
Mar-re-fasch in Carolinian
Meha in Tahitian (Reo Mā`ohi)
Mokura in Other
Mungit in Davawenyo
Mungit in Tagalog
Mungit in Visayan
Navajón in sp
Navajón de Aguiles in Spanish (español)
Paku'iku'i in Hawaiian
Pakurakura in Tuamotuan
Pone-i'umumu in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
Red-spotted surgeonfish in English
Redspot surgeonfish in English
redspot tang in English
Redtail surgeonfish in English
Sovahan in Tagalog
Sovahan in Visayan
tang in English
Tiamu in Tahitian (Reo Mā`ohi)
心斑刺尾魚 in Mandarin Chinese
心斑刺尾鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Acanthuridae
Genus : Acanthurus
Species : Acanthurus achilles
Authority : Shaw, 1803