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Mimic Tang Lemonpeel 2.5-4 in. (Acanthurus pyroferus)

Mimic Tang Lemonpeel 2.5-4 in. (Acanthurus pyroferus)
The Mimic Tang is also called the Chocolate Mimic Tang. Juveniles will mimic various Pygmy Angels coloration. As the Mimic Tang matures, it slowly gains its chocolate coloration. The body turns a tan to brown color while the dorsal caudal, and anal fins turn deep green. Red highlights form on the caudal fin and around the eyes. Most adult Mimic Tangs develop a white face.

The Mimic Tang is a peaceful fish, but may become aggressive towards other tangs, especially other mimic tangs. Best kept one per aquarium.

Provide plenty of hiding places large enough to accommodate. As most tangs mainly feed on algae, this fish requires live rock for grazing. Diet should include plenty of algae based flake or pellets, nori, and fresh greens. Will also accept most small meat items such as mysis and pieces of krill.

Other related Tangs include: Achilles Tang, Blue Hippo Tang, Chevron Tang, Chocolate Tang, Clown Tang, Convict Tang, Desjardini Sailfin, Gold Rim Tang, Dussumier Tang, Kole Tang - Blue Eye, Kole Tang - Yellow Eye, Lavender Tang, Lemonpeel Mimic Tang, Mimic Tang, Naso Tang, Blonde Naso Tang, Orange Fin Tomini Tang, Orange Shoulder Tang, Powder Blue Surgeon, Powder Brown Surgeon, Purple Tang, Ringtail Tang, Scopas Tang, Sohal Tang, Vlamingi Tang, Yellow Tang

Maximum Length: 10 in.
Care Level: Moderate
Family: Acanthuridae
Reef Compatibility: Reef safe.
Minimum Aquarium Size: 100 gal.
Range: Indo-Pacific: Tuamoto islands, Japan, Great Barrier Reef, New Caledonia
Diet: Omnivore- Preparations with algae as well as meaty items.
Water Conditions: 74-80 F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4

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