Powder Blue Tang

Powder Blue Tang

The Powder Blue Tang is also known as the Powder Blue Surgeonfish and is categorised as a beautiful and peaceful fish that suits almost any large community marine aquariums. This fish is native to reefs across the Indo-Pacific, and is a very active swim loving fish that also likes to relish a good hiding location amongst live rock.  

Since the Powder Blue Tang is extremely active it requires ample room to roam around the home aquarium in order to maintain optimum health. Additionally, it is important to regularly observe your Powder Blue Tang as it is one of the more susceptible Tangs in regards to catching white spot, ich and other skin parasites. 

Many hobbyists suggest that though the Powder Blue Tang is said to be very peaceful towards most tankmates, it may become aggressive towards those of its own species. However, many have had success keeping multiple specimen through introducing the desired amount at once into the aquarium system. 

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 clip, and feed at least 3 times per week.

Minimum Tank Size400 Litres
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 9"
Colour Form: Blue
Diet: Herbivore
Family: Acanthuridae
Origin: Africa, Maldives

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Easy to Care For
Easy to Feed
Peaceful with Others
Reef Safe
Invertebrate Safe

  1. My Powder Blue Tang arrived at my house in perfect shape. In fact he was actually about an 1″ larger than we ordered. We won’t buy our specimen fish from anywhere else!!!!! Thanks for everything.

  2. I bought a powder blue tang, but already had a pair of regal tangs in the tank for 2 years, so once I added the powder blue the regals were fighting the powder quite bad so I had to take him out again. I have had friends who have both the regal and powder blue living peacefully together though. So I guess it is just trial and error.

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