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Care Level: Moderate
Color: Blue, Brown, Tan, Yellow
Diet: Herbivore
Max Size: 15"
Minimum Tank Size: 100 Gallons
Origin: Fiji, Indonesia, Sumatra
Reef Safe: Yes
Scientific Name: Zebrasoma Velifer
Temperament: Semi-Aggressive


The 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.

Zebrasoma 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.

Its diet consists of meaty foods, as well as herbivorous marine seaweed and algae. 

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