Common Name: Achilles Tang
Scientific Name: Acanthurus achilles
Min. Tank Size: 180 gallons
Captive Care: Difficult
Max. Size: 25 cm (10")
Range: Oceania to the Hawaiian and Pitcairn Islands, Wake, Marcus and Mariana Islands, Eastern Central Pacific, southern tip of Baja California , Mexico and other offshore islands
Depth: 0 - 10m (0 - 32.8ft)
Remarks: Likes high-energy type of water that is full of oxygen. It can be extremely territorial to other tangs. In the wild, hybridization with A. nigricans is sometimes seen. Achilles tangs are known to be monogamous in the wild.