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The Powder Blue Tang (Acanthurus leucosternon) is a popular marine fish known for its vibrant blue coloration and graceful swimming behavior. 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: Powder Blue Tangs can be territorial, especially towards other tangs or similar-looking fish. Providing ample swimming space and hiding spots can help reduce aggression.


Unique Traits: Distinguished by its brilliant powder-blue color, yellow dorsal fin, and contrasting black markings around the eyes, Powder Blue Tangs are prized for their striking appearance.


Origin: Indigenous to the Indo-Pacific region, including areas like the Red Sea, Powder Blue Tangs are found in coral-rich environments.


Other Names:

  • Acanthurus leucosternon
  • Powder Blue Surgeonfish


Care Level: Moderate to Challenging. They are more challenging to care for compared to some other tang species, especially due to their potential susceptibility to certain diseases.


Diet: Powder Blue Tangs are herbivores and graze on algae. In captivity, it's crucial 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 Powder Blue Tang has a laterally compressed, oval-shaped body with a small mouth and a sharp spine near the base of its tail. The vibrant blue coloration, especially on the body, is a key feature.


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."

Powder Blue Tang

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