Click to Verify - This site chose VeriSign SSL for secure e-commerce and confidential communications.
Security Seal
Marine Depot Live Chat Support
Pet supplies, Pet products, and Pet Accessories for your dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles or small pets. Pet experts are available to help you.
New Customer? Register | Sign In
Expires in 00:00:00
15% Off Additives
0 items
Your cart is currently empty.
View Cart Checkout
Aquarium Supplies
Marine Depot Species Database

MarineDepot.com Education Center - Species Database

Yellow Tang (Hawaii)
Yellow Tang (Hawaii)
Zebrasoma flavescens

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).
Range: Hawaii.

Species Compatibility Checker

It is important to make sure species can peacefully cohabitate before adding livestock to an aquarium. Use our handy species compatibility checker to determine if the animals on your wish list will play nice together.
   
Compatibility:

Species Compatibility Chart
Marine Depot Species Compatibility Chart

Email Specials
Subscribe to our newsletter feed.
Newsletter Tips & Tricks! New Products!
Discounts & Promos!
Testimonials
July 7, 2014
"I have been a customer of Marine Depot since they opened. Always get what I ordered packed properly and shipped quickly."
tlmwest

July 6, 2014
"I was very satisfied with how everything was packaged. Everything I ordered was nicely placed in the box. I will definitely order from here again. Thank you Marine Depot."
vincentcarlucci83

July 2, 2014
"Love Marine Depot. All around great company with great service and they have everything you can think of."
Gerry0625