The Convict Tang is a member of the surgeonfishes and is one of the most peaceful of the available tangs. It has a stunning white to silver body highlighted by six vertical black bars. The peduncle spines are rather small compared to that of other Tangs. Convict Tangs will need at least a 75 gallon tank (284 liters), preferably larger, to allow for adequate swimming space. They can be fairly hardy once acclimated but will not do well in a tank that has not completed the aquarium nitrogen cycle.
Care Level: Moderate
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water Condition: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 8″
Minimum Tank Size: 125 gallons