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      Powder Blue Tang

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      mojoreef


      Reef Keeper

      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Acanthurus leucosternon
      Max. size: 54.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 25 m
      Climate: tropical; 23 - 28°C
      Distribution: Indian Ocean = eastern Africa to the Andaman Sea, southwest Indonesia and Christmas Island.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 28-30; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 23-26. Blue with a white chest. Head black with a broad white band from pectoral-fin base to throat. No distinct white spot or broad white band below eye. Dorsal fin yellow (except white margin and black submarginal line). Anal and pelvic fins white.
      Biology: Inhabits shallow, clear coastal and island coral reefs. Usually found on reef flats and along upper seaward slopes. May occur singly or in large feeding aggregations. Feeds on benthic algae; on small, sparsely scattered algae and small growths in crevices.
      Aquarium Care: This species is prone to ich, common in the family, but more common in this particular species. Aggressive to other tangs, especially those of similar shape and coloration. Should be only tang in tank, unless a very large aquarium. Males are smaller than females.

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      Keywords: Powder Blue Tang; Surgeonfish

  1.   Mon March 14, 2005 3:40am Rating: 8.00 

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  1.   Sun December 17, 2006 5:31am Rating: 10.00 
    1. matts125
      Brittle Starfish


      Registered: June 2005
      Location: vancouver wa
      Posts: 2,134

      nice.

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    1. poodle02
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