Surgeonfish

Tailless Sailfin Tang Looks Surprisingly Normal

Tiny Zebrasoma tangs aren’t much more than huge dorsal and anal fins with a tiny body sandwiched in the middle, and this is especially true of the sailfin tang. So oddly enough, this tailless Z. veliferum offerred by AquaGift in…

There’s A Tang Party At Jason Fox’s House!

A few weeks ago I travelled to Maryland right before Reefapalooza New York specifically to take a detour at the coral mecca of Jason Fox Signature Corals. I’ll be getting to the corals in due time but today I want…

Ultimate Aberrant Yellow Tang Teased By LiveAquaria

Do you know how cool a particular fish has to be for LiveAquaria’s own Director Kevin Kohen to get in front of the camera to tell us all about it? It’s got to be something at least as cool as a wildly…

Three Of The RAREST Zebrasoma Videos: White, Gem and Tricolor Tangs!

With nearly three hundred videos on a myriad of topics, Reef Builders has one of the oldest aquariums channels on YouTube. In that time we’ve featured countless beautiful, rare and exotic animals, and today we want to revisit three of our…

Awesome Fish Spotlight: Acanthurus triostegus

Acanthurus triostegus – Convict Tang By: Greg Collinske The convict tang is one of the most widespread Acanthurus species in the world as well as in our hobby. Found throughout the Indo-Pacific and Hawaii in small groups to enormous schools, these successful…

Blue Tang Comics Now Available
Blue Facts is a cute comic book about the regal blue tang is the perfect responsible move for the aquarium hobby in general. With this free informative guide, both young aquarists and new aquarists can learn all of the most…
Say Hello to Acanthurus albimento, the White Chin Surgeonfish

Acanthurus albimento is a very rare new species of surgeonfish from the northwestern Philippines. The new species of Acanthurus is known by the common name of white chin surgeonfish due to a white patch covering most of the lower jaw.  The white…

We Finally Get To See An Aberrant Naso Tang

Aberrant tangs have become a mainstay of exotic fish collectors in recent years but so far, the genre has been dominated by Zebrasoma species, with the odd Ctenochaetus or Acanthurus surgeonfish occasionally trying out the look.  Besides having a blonde…

Lined Gem Tang Is Truly One Of A Kind!

We’ve written so many cool stories about tangs and surgeonfish over the years – there must be a hundred articles on rare species, koi tangs, aberrations and hybrids. It’s definitely getting to the point where there’s not much we haven’t…

First Captive BRED Blue Tangs Arrive At Sea Dwelling Creatures

The captive bred blue tangs that we first reported on a month ago have landed, and Sea Dwelling Creatures is the first to get them. The batch of more than two hundred captive bred blue tangs are all around two inches…