Chocolate Tang Large
The Mimic Lemon Peel Tang, which is also known as the Mimic Surgeon or Chocolate Surgeonfish, exhibits an oval-shaped yellow body during its juvenile stage. It displays blue accents around the eyes and gill covers, mimicking the Lemonpeel Angelfish (Centropyge flavissimus). (Many species of Acanthurus also mimic angelfish.) As it matures, its body color deepens to tan with red highlights developing around the eyes and pectoral fins. While the dorsal, anal, and caudal fins take on green hues, the tips remain in the tan body color. To provide ample swimming space and territories within live rock, a 125-gallon or larger aquarium is required. This fish is aggressive towards other Tangs and Surgeonfish but gets along well with other fish. Although Tangs will consume meaty foods, it is essential to offer them marine-based seaweed and algae. This will boost their immune system, reduce aggression, and improve their overall health. To achieve this, offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip and feed at least three times a week.