Mimic Lemon Peel Tang Small
The Mimic Lemon Peel Tang, also known as the Mimic Surgeon or Chocolate Surgeonfish, displays an oval-shaped, yellow body as a juvenile with blue highlights around the eyes and gill covers, resembling the Lemonpeel Angelfish (Centropyge flavissimus). It is not uncommon for Acanthurus sp. to mimic angelfish. As it matures, the body color darkens to a tan shade with red highlights around the eyes and pectoral fins. While the dorsal, anal, and caudal fins take on green hues, the tan body color remains visible at the tips. To provide sufficient swimming space and territories within the live rock, a 125 gallon or larger aquarium with ample amounts of live rock is necessary. The Mimic Lemon Peel Tang is aggressive towards other Tangs and Surgeonfish but remains peaceful with other fish. In addition to meaty foods, offering marine-based seaweed and algae is vital for the overall health of Tangs. This will strengthen their immune system, reduce aggression, and improve their health. Dried seaweed can be offered by tying it to a rock or using a veggie clip.