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Pale Lip Tang

Pale Lip Tang

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Acanthurus leucocheilus

Due to variations within species, your item may not look
identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between
individual specimen

Care Level: Moderate

Temperament: Semi-aggressive

Color Form: Black, Blue,

Diet: Herbivore

Reef Compatible: Yes

Water Conditions: 72-78?
F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025

Max. Size: 1' 6"

Origin: Indonesia,

Family: Acanthuridae

Minimum Tank Size: 250


The White Face Tang, also known as the Palelipped
Surgeonfish, is one of the more aggressive tangs in the hobby. It has a
blackish-brown body with a white band across its chest and a mouth ringed with

In its natural habitat, the White Face Tang is generally
found near drop-offs in clear seaward reefs. A 250 gallon or larger aquarium
with plenty of water movement, large amounts of live rock to provide both
plenty of swimming room, and territories within the live rock is necessary.


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. These are great fish
for controlling algae in the saltwater fish or reef aquarium.