Blue Caribbean Tang



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Blue Caribbean Tang, also called The Atlantic Blue Tang, Blue Tang Surgeonfish, or simply The Blue Tang, has an oval body that is adorned with bold marks that change as the fish develops from young to adult. The juvenile fish is bright yellow and has two blue bands around the eye, as well as blue markings along the edges of the caudal and dorsal fins. As they mature the blue becomes more intense with marks running horizontally across every part of their body. It might also be an orange tail. A 180 gallon or bigger aquarium is essential to ensure plenty of space for swimming. It is aggressive toward the other Tangs and Surgeonfish. However, it is tranquil when it is with fish. While Tangs can eat meaty meals, it's essential that they get lots of seaweed derived from marine sources and algae. This will boost the immune system of Tangs, lessen aggression, and boost their overall health. Give dried seaweed that is tied to a rock, or an organic clip and feed at least three times a week. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad, and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products and are extremely user-friendly. Approximate size of purchase: Juvenile Tiny: 3/4" to 1 1/2" ; Small: 1 1/2" to 2"; Medium: 2" to 2-1/2"; Adult Small: 2-1/2" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 4"; Large: 4" to 6" ; Extra Large 6" to 7"; XXLarge: 7" and Larger  
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Info about Blue Caribbean Tang The Caribbean Blue Tang could be considered the ultimate fish found in saltwater aquariums. It is a continuous swimmer that can be seen moving through your aquarium, acting as an aquarium tour guide. It is advised to put it in an aquarium with a minimum of 30 gallons, or greater with ample room to swim. As with other Tangs, the Blue Tang exhibits territorial aggression toward the species it is a part of. It is best to have only one of these beautiful fish per aquarium, in the event that they are introduced into the system in the same way. While Blue Tangs will eat meaty food items, along with others in your aquarium, it's essential to ensure that the Blue Tang is offered plenty of marine-based seaweed and algae. It is an extremely well-known, and durable component of any aquarium.
Large, Medium, Small
6 lbs
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Is hiring a professional necessary to set up a saltwater aquarium?

As a general rule, a larger custom aquarium might require installation by a professional. However, a kit from our online fish store is relatively affordable and beginner friendly. That means you should have no problem setting it up yourself.

Which saltwater aquarium fish should you choose when starting out?

Consider a yellow tang fish. This popular saltwater aquarium fish does a great job of coexisting with other types of fish you’ll find in our online fish store.

How does a saltwater aquarium differ from a freshwater one?

Saltwater aquariums require a bit more maintenance and monitoring than freshwater tanks. Different fish require different levels of salinity, pH tolerances, and temperature requirements. They also require specialized pumps, filters, and other equipment that can handle salt. We can guide you through everything you need to know to set up a healthy, thriving reef tank.

Do fish in a saltwater aquarium swim in a school?

That depends on the species. However, if it’s a fish that swims in a school in the wild, they’ll do the same in an aquarium. Some fish that swim in schools include the green and blue chromis, cardinalfish, and dartfish, for example. When ordering from an online fish store, make sure you do your research on how specific fish species behave to ensure they’ll school (or at least coexist) with your current fish.

Is the effort required to maintain a saltwater aquarium worth it?

Yes! Many aquarists dream of owning thriving saltwater aquariums. You have a tiny piece of the ocean in your home, featuring magical and exotic fish that can only survive in saltwater.