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e Chocolate Surgeonfish (Acanthurus pyroferus), also known as the Mimic Surgeonfish. Here are some details:



  • Average Size: 8-10 inches
  • Max Size: Up to 10 inches
  • Tank Size Required: Suitable for larger marine aquariums; a tank size of at least 125 gallons is recommended.


Temperament: Chocolate Tangs are generally peaceful but can become territorial, especially towards other tangs or fish with similar body shapes.


Unique Traits: Known for their unique coloration, Chocolate Tangs have a deep brown to chocolate-brown body with a subtle orange outline along the dorsal and anal fins.


Origin: Indigenous to the Indo-Pacific region, including areas like the Red Sea, Chocolate Tangs inhabit coral-rich environments.


Other Names:

  • Acanthurus pyroferus
  • Chocolate Surgeonfish
  • Mimic Surgeonfish


Care Level: Moderate


Diet: Chocolate Tangs are herbivores and graze on algae. In captivity, it's essential to provide a diet rich in vegetable matter. They can be fed high-quality marine flakes, pellets, and a variety of marine algae, such as dried seaweed or nori.


Characteristics and Looks: The Chocolate Tang has a laterally compressed, oval-shaped body with a small mouth and a sharp spine near the base of its tail. Their unique coloration and markings make them a visually appealing species.


Water Parameters:

  • pH: 8.1-8.4
  • Salinity: 1.023-1.025
  • Temperature: 72-78°F


Disclaimer: "Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Within store hours, our team of experts is always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide personalized guidance on care."

Chocolate Tang

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