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. AQUARIUM SUITABILITY - 8 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.