Scientific Name: Zebrasoma xanthurum
Common Names: Purple Tang
Maximum Length: 10″
Minimum Aquarium Size: 150 Gallon
Aquarium Suitability: Generally Durable and Hardy
Foods & Feeding: Herbivore
Reef Safe: Yes
Captive Care: Purple Tangs are an Iconic fish! I had to lead off with a very strong statement as that is what these fish are. Everything about them is strong, their attitude, their swim speed, and their approach to just about every other fish. These fantastic fish will be the ruler of many tanks so we always suggest adding these fish last. With all Zebrasoma they can become aggressive with other fish, as they age and they get more dominant the room in a large established tank is critical. If you choose to add a Purple Tang, give it the proper care, plus the tank space needed these fish will prosper and be the star of the show.