Yellow Tang

Yellow Tang

The Yellow Tang is also known as the Hawaiian Tang and for many aquarists, the definitive fish of home saltwater aquariumsis. This is because it is categorised as a beautiful and peaceful fish that suits almost any large community marine aquariums. This fish is native to reefs across the Hawaiian region, and is a very active swim loving fish that also likes to relish a good hiding location amongst live rock.  

Since the Yellow 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 note that the Yellow tang is not as susceptible to catching white spot, ich and other skin parasites. 

Many hobbyists suggest that though the Yellow 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. Furthermore, the Yellow Tang is a very popular and hardy addition to any fish-only or reef 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 Size300 Litres
Care Level: Easy
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: 8"
Colour Form: Yellow
Diet: Herbivore
Family: Acanthuridae
Origin: Hawaii

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

  1. This is one of the healthiest looking and brightest Yellow Tangs I’ve owned. One of the few tangs that came with his original wildlife diet rather than being conditioned to eat flakes. He gets along well with the other tank mates and even my Cleaner Wrasses.

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