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Yellow Tang

Zebrasoma flavescens

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SKU: Yellow Tang Category: Tags: , Product ID: 7498


Scientific Name: Zebrasoma flavescens
Common Names:  Yellow Hawaiian Tang, Yellow Tang, lau’ipala
Maximum Length: 7.9″ (20cm)
Range: Central & South Pacific
Minimum Aquarium Size: 75 gal (284 L)
Aquarium Suitability: Generally Hardy
Foods & Feeding: Herbivore: Varied Diet, Plenty of Herbivore diet with a mixture of some meaty foods. Feed 3 times a day
Reef Compatibility: Excellent
Captive Care: When people think of the marine fish hobby, most people’s minds go straight to the Yellow Tang. This stunning fish is hard to miss with its bright yellow body and distinctive shape. This splash of color is high on the list of “must-haves” in almost every reef tank. The Yellow Tang ought to be fed an appropriate diet for active herbivores, so make sure to give it plenty of food to graze on. These fish can become aggressive once established, especially in a smaller tank, so make sure to put this fish in last or have plenty of room. Also, make sure to use caution when introducing other tangs or surgeonfish, including other Yellow Tangs. The exception to this rule being large tanks. (over 135 Gallons) If you are going to have more than one, introduce all Yellow Tangs at the same time.