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White cheek tang (Acanthurus nigricans).

White cheek tang (Acanthurus nigricans).

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White cheek tang (Acanthurus nigricans).

Suitable for tanks of 500 litres or more.

These are very similar in appearance to the much more commonly seen Achilles tang (Acanthurus achilles), but, are in fact much more closely related to the Powder brown tang (Acanthurus japonicus) and the Powder Blue tang (Acanthurus leucosternon). However whilst Achilles, Powder Browns, and Powder Blues are large and highly aggresive, the White Cheek tang is far less aggressive, and more easily kept in modest sized aquariums. A White cheek tang will live quite happily in aquariums of 500 litres or more. They can be shy and pale at first, but, after a few weeks will colour up jet black like the one in the photo.


Available in a variety of sizes, may eventually reach 6” or a little more.


White cheek tangs are quite shy for an Acanthurus species, however they still like to be the boss. Avoid housing with aggressive tangs such as most other Acanthurus species, or aggressive Zebrasoma species such as the Yellow tang (Zebrasoma flavescens), or the Sailfin tangs.


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