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Marine Depot Species Database Education Center - Species Database

Yellow Mimic Tang (Mimic Lemon Peel Tang)
Yellow Mimic Tang (Mimic Lemon Peel Tang)
Acanthurus pyroferus

The Juvenile Lemon Peel Mimic Tang mimics that of the less palatable spiny Lemonpeel Angelfish (Centropyge Flavissima). Will lose coloration as an adult and gain a brownish gold color. Excellent for algae control in reef aquaria. May fight with other tangs.
Maximum Size: the Acanthurus pyroferus grows up to 10 inches.
Minimum Tank Size: The Yellow Mimic Tang (Mimic Lemon Peel Tang) prefers a tank of at least 100 gallons with plenty of
Diet: The Acanthurus pyroferus is a herbivore and likes to eat Dried Seaweed (best), marine algae, mysid shrimp, Spirulina, Romaine Lettuce (blanched) , fresh seaweed, and other meaty treats.
Level of Care: The Yellow Mimic Tang (Mimic Lemon Peel Tang) is a medium maintenance fish.
Behavior: The Yellow Mimic Tang (Mimic Lemon Peel Tang) may act peacefully toward other fish.
Hardiness: This is a hardy fish.
Water Conditions: Keep water quality high (SG 1.020 - 1.025, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Temp. 72 - 78 F).
Range: Fiji.

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