Yellow tang

Species information for the Yellow tang, in the Tangs category.

  1. FAMILY - Acanthuridae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Zebrasoma Flavescens

    COMMON NAME - Yellow Tang

    SIZE - 7.9" (20 cm)

    RANGE - Central and South Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 75 US Gal. (284 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Varied diet of fresh, frozen, flake fare for marine herbivores, spirulina, zucchini, broccoli, leaf lettuce, dried seaweed. Feed min. 3 times a day.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Generally safe and desirable, If underfed may nip at large polyped stony and soft corals.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Must be fed a diet for active herbivores. May develop head and lateral line erosion, can be aggressive once established in smaller tanks, may not tolerate presence of other tangs or surgeonfishes in tanks under 135 US Gal, 511 L.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 5, 2014
    jhnrb, Jul 10, 2009