Yellowtail Tang

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Yellowtail Tang

This marine aquarium fish is known as Yellowtail Tang and the correct latin name is Zebrasoma xanthurum. It belongs to the Tang family. (e) It's origin is Western Indian Ocean. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful Tang.

Yellowtail Tang can grow up to 22 cm what is approximately 8 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 2640cm2 of water surface which is approximately 409 square inch. We recommend you to keep it in fish tanks which are large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Yellowtail 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 suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

This species is a herbivore. Eats dried seaweed and marine algae for instance.

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