Convict surgeonfish

Manini often swim in huge schools of thousands.

The Convict Surgeonfish or Convict Tang is not as striking in coloration as many of the tangs you will see and so has not become as popular. However it has proven itself to be one of the easiest tangs to keep. More

Convict Surgeonfish if all are introduced to the tank at the same time. Convict Surgeonfish have no distinguishing characteristics which will help differentiate males from females. More

Convict surgeonfish prefer inshore lagoon and coral reef areas with firm bottom surfaces where preferred food supplies are plentiful. More

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The Convict tang, or Convict surgeonfish as it is also called, is a schooling surgeonfish. In the wild they can be found in schools of thousands of fish. More

The convict surgeonfish, Acanthurus triostegus, is pale green, trough white to yellowish with distinct thin black bars. There are small spines at the base of the tail. Sometimes in large schools. More

The Convict Surgeonfish is olive grey with four vertical black stripes on the body, one on the head, and a short stripe on the tail stem. More

The Convict Surgeonfish, also known as the Convict Tang, has a white to silver body highlighted by six vertical black bars. The peduncle spines (near the tail) are rather small compared to that of other Tangs. More

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Acanthuridae
Genus : Acanthurus
Species : Acanthurus triostegus
Authority : Linnaeus, 1758