Purple tang


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FAMILY - Acanthuridae

SCIENTIFIC NAME - Zebrasoma Xanthurum

COMMON NAME - Purple Tang

SIZE - 9.8" (25 cm)

RANGE - Red Sea

MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 100 US Gal. (379 L)

FOODS AND FEEDING - Vegetable fare, fresh and frozen herbivore food, marine algae, spirulina, zucchini, broccoli, leaf lettuce, dried seaweed. Feed min. 3 times a day.


REEF COMPATIBILITY - If under fed may nip at stony corals and soft corals.

CAPTIVE CARE - Most aggressive member of the genus and family, will fight with members of its own kind and other tangs, keep only one per tank, should be the last introduced to a community tank, do not keep with other surgeonfish unless the tank is large with plenty of room for all. A diet of vegetable fare is a must to keep coloration and ward off head and lateral line erosion, browses on filamentous microalgae and small flesh macroalgae.

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