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The Desjardini Tang, also known as the Sailfin Tang or Pacific Sailfin Tang, is a beautiful and popular saltwater fish that is sure to catch the eye of any aquarium enthusiast. These fish are native to the Indo-Pacific region and are known for their striking coloration and sail-like dorsal fin.


The Desjardini Tang is a large fish, with an average size of 12-15 inches when fully grown. They are peaceful fish and can be kept in a community tank with other non-aggressive species, but may become territorial towards other tangs or fish with similar body shape or coloration.


These fish are herbivores and require a diet rich in seaweed and algae. They will also accept high-quality pellet and flake foods that contain vegetable matter.


In terms of tank requirements, the Desjardini Tang requires a minimum tank size of 125 gallons. They prefer a well-lit tank with plenty of swimming space and hiding places. A heater and protein skimmer are also necessary to maintain a stable environment.


Water parameters for the Desjardini Tang should be maintained as follows:

  • pH: 8.1-8.4
  • Calcium: 400-450 ppm
  • Alkalinity: 2.5-4.2 meq/L
  • Nitrate: <10 ppm
  • Temperature: 72-78°F


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 are always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide personalized guidance on care.

Desjardini/ Sailfin Tang

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