Tang (Surgeon Fish) - Yellow Tang



Yellow Tang

One of the mainstay species in the marine hobby, this species brings a splash of bright color to any aquarium. The Yellow Tang must be fed a diet appropriate for active herbivores, or its beautiful yellow color will fade and its head and lateral line erosion. It can be aggressive once established, especially in a smaller tank. It may refuse to tolerate the presence of other tangs or surgeonfish.

Generally reef safe and desirable. It browses on filamentous microalgae and small fleshy macroalgae. If underfed, it may nip at stony corals and even soft corals. PP Feed a varied diet, mostly vegetable matter. Feed (2-3x/day) dried and frozen herbivore foods that contain marine algae and the blue-green algae Spirulina. (Credit - "A Pocket Expert Guide, Marine Fishes")

Scientific Name: Zebrasoma flavenscens
Common Name(s): Yellow Tang 
Family: Acanthuridae
Care / Experience Level: Easy / Beginner 
Coloration: Yellow
Reef Compatible: Yes
Disposition: Semi-Aggressive 
Minimum Tank Size (Gal): 75
Full Grown Size (inches): 8
Diet: Herbivore
Supplements: NA
Origin: Hawaii
Water Specific Gravity: 1.020-1.023 
Water Temperature (F): 72-78
Water pH: 8.1-8.4
Water dkH: 8-12

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