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Home > Saltwater & Marine Fish > Tangs & Surgeons > Sailfin Tang, Desjardini
Sailfin Tang, Desjardini (Zebrasoma desjardini)
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Minimum Tank Size: 180 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 1' 4"
Color Form: Black, Blue, White, Yellow
Diet: Herbivore
Compatibility: View Chart
Origin: Africa, Maldives, Sri Lanka
Family: Acanthuridae

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The Desjardini Sailfin Tang, also known as the Indian Ocean Sailfin Tang, Desjardin's Sailfin Tang, or Red Sea Sailfin Tang, is dark to very light gray in color with light freckles on the nose and yellow freckles on the abdomen. The body has several, varying sized vertical yellow stripes with intricate markings between the stripes at the face. It has a blue tail with white freckles. Its appearance can practically double in size at will by raising or lowering its sizable dorsal and anal fins.

A 180 gallon or larger aquarium is necessary to provide plenty of swimming room. It is aggressive towards its own species and conspecifics at times, but peaceful towards other fish, so keep only one except in a very large tank. It eats filamentous algae.

Although Tangs will eat meaty foods along with the other fish in the aquarium, it is important that they are offered plenty of marine based seaweed and algae. This will strengthen their immune system, reduce aggression and improve their overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip, and feed at least 3 times per week. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products and are very easy to use.

Please Note: The Small Juvenile form of the Desjardini Tang may not have spots on the fins or body and are very similar in appearance to a Sailfin Tang. However with age, the spots will develop as well as the bold striping on their fins and body.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/2" to 2-1/2"; Small/Medium: 2-1/2" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 4"; Medium/Large: 4" to 5" Large: 5" to 6" XLarge: 6" to 7"


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  SW - Sailfin Tang, Desjardini (Maldives/Sri Lanka) - Small Juvenile
  CN-74409,  $ 39.99
 
    
  SW - Sailfin Tang, Desjardini (Maldives/Sri Lanka) - Small/Medium
  CN-74474,  $ 49.99
 
    
  SW - Sailfin Tang, Desjardini (Maldives/Sri Lanka) - Medium
  CN-74422,  $ 59.99
 
    
  SW - Sailfin Tang, Desjardini (Maldives/Sri Lanka) - Medium/Large
  CN-74448,  $ 89.99
 
    
  SW - Sailfin Tang, Desjardini (Maldives/Sri Lanka) - Large
  CN-74435,  $ 99.99
 
    
  SW - Sailfin Tang, Desjardini (Maldives/Sri Lanka) - X Large
  CN-74461,  $ 179.99
 
    
  SW - Sailfin Tang, Desjardini (Africa) - Small Juvenile
  CN-88778,  $ 59.99
 
    
  SW - Sailfin Tang, Desjardini (Africa) - Small/Medium
  CN-88779,  $ 69.99
 
    
  SW - Sailfin Tang, Desjardini (Africa) - Medium
  CN-90298,  $ 79.99
 
    
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