MarineDepot.com Education Center - Species Database
The Zebrasoma flavescens, one of the most popular and staple of marine aquarium additions. Even non-saltwater enthusiasts know about the yellow tang. Must be fed a good herbivore diet or will be prone to color loss and Head and lateral line disease. The Yellow Tang is one of the hardier of the tangs and makes up the bulk of pet-fish collected out of Hawaii. Wtih their conspicuous golden yellow color, active nature, persisten grazing of algae and hardiness, Yellow Tangs make long-term and pleasing additions to the reef aquarium.
Maximum Size: the Zebrasoma flavescens grows up to 12 inches.
Minimum Tank Size: The Yellow Tang (Hawaii) prefers a tank of at least 100 gallons with plenty of places to hide & swim
Diet: The Zebrasoma flavescens is a herbivore and likes to eat Dried Seaweed (best), marine algae, mysid shrimp, Spirulina, Romaine Lettuce (blanched) , fresh seaweed, and other meaty treats.
Level of Care: The Yellow Tang (Hawaii) is a medium maintenance fish.
Behavior: The Yellow Tang (Hawaii) may act peacefully toward other fish.
Hardiness: This is a hardy fish.
Water Conditions: Keep water quality high (SG 1.020 - 1.025, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Temp. 72 - 78 F).
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