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[edit]

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.

Environment specifics[edit]

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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