Many of the relatively small surgeonfish are among the hardiest of the marine aquarium fish.
Tangs are often good community fish, great in a reef, and most varieties of Surgeonfish can be kept together.
These fish quickly become familiar with their home and keeper, coming forward for foods and some has even been trained to allow a bit of petting.
Each fish guide has pictures to help with saltwater fish identification, along with in-depth surgeonfish information.
Read about each species to learn about its size, adaptability, behavior, diet, and especially compatibility with its own species as well as any other species to aid in choosing your pet fish. They are a very ancient fish, with fossils dating back more than 50 million years to the Tertiary period (Eocene).
Coastal waters, harbors and even estuaries for the young are prime areas for these fish.