Collection: Tangs

Tangs, also known as surgeonfish or doctorfish, are a diverse group of marine fish belonging to the family Acanthuridae. Found in tropical waters worldwide, particularly in coral reefs, tangs are characterized by their vibrant colors, compressed bodies, and distinctive scalpel-like spines on their tails, which give them their surgeonfish name. These spines are used for defense against predators and territorial disputes. Tangs play a crucial role in reef ecosystems by grazing on algae, helping to maintain the health of coral reefs. They are typically herbivorous, feeding on various types of marine vegetation and algae. Tangs are known for their active and social behavior, often seen in schools or small groups. Their beauty, interesting behaviors, and role in reef ecology make them popular choices for both aquarium enthusiasts and divers exploring marine environments.