Sailfin Desjardinii Tang (Zebrasoma desjardinii)

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Sailfin Desjardinii Tang

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Sailfin Desjardni Tang

Zebrasoma desjardinii

908 Litres (240 US G.)

35.6-40.6cm (14-16 ")


8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Other (See article)

8-12 years



Additional names

Sailfin Desjardni Tang, Red Sea Sailfin Tang, Dejardin's Sailfin Tang, Indian Sailfin Surgeonfish

Origin[edit | edit source]

Found in shallow sea-ward reefs and lagoons to a depth of 25m in the Indian Ocean, ranging from Red Sea south to Natal, South Africa and east to India, Java, and Cocos-Keeling Islands.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

One of the least aggressive Tangs. May cohabit with a member of the opposite sex if in a large enough tank. However, juveniles tend to lead a more solitary life, only pairing up when mature. Will act peacefully towards other fish.

Diet[edit | edit source]

An herbivorous fish, will take dried seaweed, marine algae, mysid shrimp, Spirulina, or fresh seaweed.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

They are sensitive to water quality, needs an SG of 1.020 - 1.025.

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