Blue Caribbean Tang

Greek Name: (Acanthurus coeruleus)

$34.99

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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Care Level

Moderate

Temperament

Semi-aggressive

Color Form

Blue

Diet

Herbivore

Reef Compatible

Yes

Water Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Max Size

9"

Origin

Caribbean

Family

Acanthuridae

Minimum Tank

180 gallons

Description

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.

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small