"This fish is identified by its dark stripes and large, elongated fins. Sailfin tangs are actually transparent at birth, with their striped pattern not yet visible.
Young fish are yellowish and already sport the characteristic stripes."
Several of these are seen throughout the Blue Hole area and throughout the majority of areas in the game.
They can be found in Gatama Atoll at coordinates B-2, F-3, G-6, and G-7, as well as throughout the Spring Garden area.
These fish swim about slowly in small groups. They like being fed.
- These fish are popular aquarium fish. They can be territorial with members of their own species in smaller tanks. In larger tanks, especially those in public facilities, they can be kept in groups if introduced all at once, especially when they are juveniles.
- The largest individual of this species ever recorded was roughly 40 centimetres, or 15.7 inches.
- They can turn a darker brown when stressed or during the night.
- There is a similar species called Zebrasoma desjardinii, or Desjardin's sailfin tang, which lives in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean, while Zebrasoma veliferum has a wider range, being found in both the Indian and Pacific oceans. This fish has more extravagant patterns across its body and is less commonly seen in aquariums, but is just as popular as its relative.