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Black Tang
Scientific Name Zebrasoma rostratum  
Reef Compatible Yes 
Care Level Intermediate 
Disposition Semi-aggressive 
Min. Tank Size 75 gallons 
Mature Size 8 inches 
Diet Herbivore 
Range Hawaii, Christmas Islands 
Size Class
8
Other Common Names
Longnose Surgeonfish
Description
One of the least collected fish in the hobby, the Black Tang is often seen as a centerpiece fish to complete a show aquarium. The Black Tang is as easy to keep as the other fish in the Zebrasoma family with the exception of specimens occasionally having problems with nose damage. They will spend their day picking at rockwork and occasionally sand in search for hair algae to eat.
Diet
In the wild, Tangs spend their entire day swimming around on the reef in search of marine algae and meaty bits of food they can find. It is recommended to feed dried marine algae (Nori), Spirulina Flakes, and frozen mysis shrimp. Tangs quite easily adjust to captive diets and will eventually eat flake and pellet foods as well. It is recommended to soak flake food in some type of vitamin supplement like Selcon or a garlic supplement in order to help the fish fight off any possible parasite infestation and offer balanced nutrition.
 
 
 
Item #   Description  
Price
 
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002650   Black Tang , Small: over 1-1.5", Christmas Island
 
$899.95
     
002652   Black Tang , Medium: over 1.5-3.5", Christmas Island
 
$999.95
 
 
In Stock
002654   Black Tang , Large: over 3.5-5.5", Christmas Island
 
$1,199.95
 
 
In Stock
002656   Black Tang , X-Large: over 5.5-6.5", Christmas Island
 
$1,399.95
     
002657   Black Tang , XX-Large: over 6.5-7.5", Christmas Island
 
$1,499.95
     
 
 
* Due to availability and individuality of each species, colors and sizes may vary.
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