Coral Reef Series
I always like seeing Achilles Tangs – they are such handsome fish! The Achilles Tang, or Acanthurus achilles, is a surgeonfish. The Acanthuridae family of surgeonfish, tangs and unicornfish have a scalpel-like spine on either side of the tail, which can be used for defense or aggression. The Achilles Tang’s spines are in the red-orange spot near the tail.