Scopas Tang

The Scopas Tang, also known as the Brown Scopas Tang is yellow, dorsally, and brown, ventrally. These colors gradually get darker from front to back. The body is covered with fine, intricate, light blue markings. The tail is a solid brown color. Juveniles are a little more attractive, with larger dorsal and anal fins and a slightly purplish body color.

A 125 gallon or larger aquarium is necessary to provide plenty of swimming room. It is aggressive towards its own species or tangs in general, and best kept with only one per tank.

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 veggie clip, and feed at least 3 times per week. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products and are very easy to use.

Minimum Tank Size: 473 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: 1'
Colour Form: Tan, Yellow
Diet: Herbivore
Family: Acanthuridae
Origin: Fiji, Indonesia

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

  1. Great, beautiful fish! I ordered this fish because it was different, I see yellow tangs all the time at live fish stores. It literally was grazing and then ate what I fed within hours. Constantly grazing. It also is eating the nori I put in, which I have had trouble getting tangs to eat for whatever reason. Eats well, arrived very healthy and looks great. Was shy for first day or two but not. anymore Very pleased

  2. We purchased this fish as a 3″ size specimen, along with a Maldives Lyretail Anthias and a Yellow Belly Regal Blue Tang. The Scopas Tang arrived, as the other fish as well, in very good shape and acclimated extremely well using the instructions provided in the shipping container. even in the bag right out of the shipping container, the fish were all doing very well and looked great. He’ll eat anything from brine to mysis to bloodworms and an ocean nutrition flake food we bought. the scopas tang doesn’t seem to be entirely too picky about it’s food, I’ve even seen it eat pellets. We’ve had the new additions to the tank for about 3 weeks now, and everyone is getting along GREAT! and even going to the cleaner shrimp to get cleaned. Even though this is our largest fish, we’ve seen the Scopas Tang darting in and out of the live rock, folding it’s fins to fit. It’s a great swimmer and gets along very well with the other tankmates. The coloration on this fish surprised us and is amazing. Great job Foster and Smith! You’ve got a customer for life.

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