Yellow Tang (Zebrasoma flavescens)
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284 Litres (75 US G.)
17.8-20.3cm (7-8 ")
8.1 - 8.4
22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)
This animal is available captive bred
- Yellow Tang, Yellow Hawaiian Tang, Yellow Sailfin Tang, Lemon Surgeonfish
Additional scientific names
- Acanthurus flavescens
Origin[edit | edit source]
- In shallow reefs in the South Pacific Ocean, mainly Hawaii, Marshall and Wake islands.
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- It is difficult to visually sex this fish.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- The Yellow Tang will be aggressive towards other Tangs, only one Yellow Tang should be kept to a tank. They will cohabit with other robust species.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- This Tang is an omnivore, preferring blanched vegetables to meat, and will accept dried seaweed, marine algae, mysid shrimp, spirulina, blanched vegetables and will graze on algae.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed once or twice a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- This fish is suitable for both fish only and reef tanks. They are almost always on the move so a laterally spacious tank allowing for plenty of swimming room is essential.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- The Yellow Tang can be aggressive to fish of its own species and other Tangs.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- An attractive and popular saltwater fish. It is oval-shaped and laterally depressed in shape with a long pointed snout. It is vivid yellow in colour, giving it its common name.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
Videos[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )