Scopas Tang (Zebrasoma scopas)

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Scopas Tang

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Scopas Tang

Zebrasoma scopas

379 Litres (100 US G.)

20.3-30.5cm (8-12 ")


8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Other (See article)

8-12 years



Additional names

Scopas Tang, Brown scopas tang, Twotone Tang, Brown Sailfin Tang, Blue-Lined Tang, Two-Tone Surgeonfish

Additional scientific names

Acanthurus scopas, Acanthurus altivelis, Acanthurus ruppelii


Indo-Pacific: East Africa, including the Mascarene Islands to the Tuamoto Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe and Rapa islands.


Tank compatibility

This fish will be territorial towards their own species and other Tangs, best to keep one Tang per tank.


A herbivorous fish. will take marine algae, freeze-dried and frozen herbivore foods, Spirulina, zucchini, broccoli, leaf lettuce, and dried seaweed.

Feeding regime

Environment Specifics

Ideally, the water temperature should be between 74 and 80F, specific gravity at 1.020 to 1.025 and pH between 8.1 and 8.4.


Peaceful. Generally it will get along with a wide variety of tank mates, but it does not mix with others of its genus.


Adults are dark brown dorsally and yellow ventrally with fine pale blue-green lines becoming dots anteriorly on body and on head. These colors gradually get darker from front to back. The tail is a solid brown color.


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