Scientific Name: Zebrasoma flavescens
Common Names: Yellow Tang
Care Level: Easy
Max Size: Up to 8 inches
pH: 8.1 - 8.4
Temperature: 72°F - 80°F
Specific Gravity: 1.020 - 1.025
Carbonate Hardness (dKH): 8 - 12°
Approximate Purchase Size: 2" to 3"
Aquarium Size: 125 gallon.
Tank Mates: Like other Tangs, this member of the Acanthuridae family demonstrates territorial aggression towards its own species, or Tangs in general. Therefore, it is best to keep just one Yellow Tang per aquarium, unless multiple Yellow Tangs are introduced into the system simultaneously.
Reef Tank Compatible?: Yes
Diet / Foods: Although the Yellow Tang will eat meaty foods along with the other fish in the aquarium, it is important the Yellow Tang is offered plenty of marine based seaweed and algae. This will strengthen its immune system, reduce aggression and improve overall health.