How big does an Achilles Tang get?

How big does an Achilles Tang get?

The Achilles Tang is an amazing looking tang that gets to about 9 inches as adults but they have a very bad track record in aquariums over the years.

How much does an Achilles Tang cost?

Item # Description Price
002345 Achilles Tang, Small: over 2-2.5″, Hawaii * Restriction On Guarantee $499.99
002346 Achilles Tang, Medium: over 2.5-4.5″, Hawaii * Restriction On Guarantee $549.99
002348 Achilles Tang, Large: over 4.5-6.5″, Hawaii * Restriction On Guarantee $599.99

Is Achilles Tang hard to keep?

Delicate Achilles Tangs They are animals that are strikingly beautiful but often very difficult to keep alive in the aquarium setting. While a handful of thoughtful and prudent aquarists can often achieve some measure of success with these species, the majority of specimens do not survive long in home systems.

What do you feed Achilles Tang?

The Achilles Tang is an herbivore and can be very picky about its food. It prefers micro and macroalgae but can be fed frozen and dried marine algae and spirulina. They may also be willing to eat vegetables such as broccoli, zucchini, and dried seaweed. They should be fed three times a day.

How much does a purple tang cost?

Item # Description Price
002669 Purple Tang, Medium: over 2.5-4.5″, Red Sea $299.99
002670 Purple Tang, Large: over 4.5-6.5″, Red Sea $399.99 $319.99
002671 Purple Tang, X-Large: over 6.5-7.5″, Red Sea $499.99
002672 Purple Tang, XX-Large: over 7.5-8.5″, Red Sea $499.99

What is a black Tang?

Zebrasoma rostratum, the longnose surgeonfish or black tang, is a marine reef tang in the fish family Acanthuridae. They may live at water depths of 10–61 m (33–200 ft) or more. The fish grow to a maximum length of 21 cm (8.3 in).

How long do Achilles Tangs live?


Care Difficulty Beginner to advanced, depending on species
Average Life Span Up to 20 years with proper care, depending on species
Average Adult Size 6-24+ inches long, depending on species
Diet Herbivore and omnivore, depending on species
Minimum Habitat Size 50+ gallons, depending on species

Can I put a yellow tang in a 55 gallon tank?

It’s your tank and you will do what you do, but I would highly advise against getting a Yellow Tang given the relatively short time with which it would do well in a 55 gallon.