Sailfin Tang (Zebrasoma veliferum) is a marine reef tang in the fish family
Acanthuridae. They may live at water depths of 3 - 200 ft or more. The fish grow
to a maximum length of 15.8 in. It has an extensive range throughout Oceania,
the Indian Ocean, and the South Pacific.
veliferum is a popular fish in the aquarium trade. They are herbivorous fish
specializing in filamentous algae. Though their skin is light beige with
stripes, it can turn dark brown under stress.
diet consists of meaty foods, as well as herbivorous marine seaweed and algae.