Info about Blue Tang
The blue tangis scientifically identified as paracanthrus Hepatus, is a tiny, vibrantly colored fish that is native to coral reefs of the Pacific Oceans in the Indo-Pacific. Blue tangs have number of common names, including Hippo tang, Pale surgeonfish Pacific royal blue tang, and blue surgeonfish.
Blue tangs are a common sight due to the well-known Disney characters, Dory of “Finding Nemo” and “Finding Dory”. Blue tangs are distinguished by an emerald blue body as well as a yellow tail. They also have a black-colored palette on their bodies (usually with the form of the numeral 6). Adult blue tangs may grow as long as 10-12 inches and weigh up to 1.3 pounds, males tend to be heavier than females.
This fish has a flat body, with an oval-shaped body small scales, and a nose that is slightly pointed. Blue tangs are known as surgeonfish due to the sharp spines that resemble scalpels on the sides and the top of their body.