Spotted Tang

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Spotted Tang

This fish is known as Spotted Tang and the correct latin name is Zebrasoma gemmatum. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Tang family. (e) It's origin is Western Indian Ocean. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This Tang is peaceful.

Spotted Tang can grow up to 22 cm what is approximately 8 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 2640cm2 of water surface which is approximately 409 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks that are large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums hold at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Spotted Tang fish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The recommended pH level is between 8.0 and 8.3 since marine fish are used to these levels in general.

A herbivore; Feed them dried seaweed for instance.

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Document modified on Sat Dec 22 15:46:10 UTC 2007
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