Scientific Name: Naso lituratus
Reef Compatibility: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 180 gal
Max Size: 18”
Approximate Purchase Size: 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 inchesNotes: A 180 gallon or larger aquarium is necessary to provide plenty of swimming room, and places to hide, with a tight-fitting lid provided to prevent jumping to escape. It is aggressive towards other tangs, but peaceful with other fish in the tank.
Although Tangs will eat meaty foods along with the other fish in the aquarium, it is important that they are offered plenty of marine based seaweed and algae. This will strengthen their immune system, reduce aggression and improve their overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip, and feed at least 3 times per week.