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Acanthurus pyroferus
Mimic Eibli Tang, Mimic Lemonpeel Tang, Chocolate Surgeonfish

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Photo Credit: Keith & Lisa

Name: Acanthurus pyroferus
Origin: Indo-Pacific Oceans

Size Behavior Reef
20 cm Loner Low Risk


Like all tangs, the Mimic's diet should include dried algae if natural growth is insufficient. The Mimic is peaceful and has flowing silk-like fins in contrast to the typical tang stiffness. The soft yellows of the juvenile makes a beautiful addition to any tank. The yellow eventually gives way to a dirty transition into the darker blues of adulthood, which are truly drab in comparison to the colors of the juvenile.

Contributed by David Seibel

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