It is a very shy fish, but once acclimated to its surroundings it becomes very active. It is best kept singly. If you insist on having more than one of these fish they should only be kept in a very large tank with ample cover, and not be kept with other more aggressive Acanthurus species. In general this fish will get along with other unrelated fishes, but may be become aggressive towards other similar in appearance or food competing species.
For more information, see the Goldrim Tang Profile.