Maculiceps Tangs are originally from the waters of the Pacific Ocean mostly around the islands of Hawaii. Maculiceps Tangs grow to around 8 inches at full length and should be kept in an aquarium of at least 100 gallons in size to provide plenty of swimming and living room for these fish. Maculiceps Tangs are natural herbivores and should be fed a steady diet with plenty of seaweed salad, sea veggies, algae wafers and other vegetable preparations. Maculiceps Tangs are very peaceful and can be kept even by the beginning aquarium owner with little problem.
Maximum Size: Maculiceps Tang grows to 16 inches in length.
General Size: This Maculiceps Tang is about five to eight inches in length.
Minimum Tank Size Suggested: A 100 gallon or larger aquarium provides a good environment for these Maculiceps Tang.
Habitat: Acanthurus maculiceps is a Tang from the Indo-West Pacific. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. It grows to a size of 40cm in length.
Tank Conditions: The Maculiceps Tang should ideally be kept in temperatures between 72 and 78 degrees Fahrenheit. A pH value of 8.1 or 8.4, and a specific gravity of 1.020 to 1.025 should be maintained. When kept with invertebrates, the specific gravity range should be 1.020 to 1.025, for the invertebrate species. In a fish only aquarium, the specific gravity should fall between 1.020 and 1.023.
Feeding and Diet: The Maculiceps Tang is a herbivore. Its main diet consists of marine algae, having an unusually long digestive tract to digest the plant matter they eat. They are constant feeders and in nature spend most of their day grazing. A habitat with algae growth is good for them, which in turn helps to keep the algae in an aquarium cropped and in check
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