NOTE: THE TANG YOU WILL GET IS A JUVENAL AND WILL ARRIVE YELLOW WITH A BLUE TINT AROUND THE EDGES. AS THE FISH MATURES THEY WILL TURN DARK AND HAVE ELECTRIC BLUE ACSENTS.
One of the most desired tangs for any saltwater tank. The blue tang adds an eyecatching spectacle with its predominate black strip on a royal blue body.
Blue Tangs are best cared for in aquariums at least 6 feet in length and require quite a bit of space to be happy and healthy because of their love to swim. They also love to hide among the rock so a good balance between the two is required. They have a pair of venomous, razor-sharp spines on either side of their tails that they raise when they feel threatened.
CAUTION: Tangs are known not to like any other fish that resembles another tang and may become aggressive. We suggest adding multiple species into the tank at the same time.
Atlantic Blue Tang *Acanthurus Coeruleus*
- Care Level: Moderate
- Tank Size: 180 gal
- Diet: Herbivore
- Venomous: No
- Max Size: 1'
- Temperament: Semi-aggressive
- Reef Compatible: Yes
- Invertebrate Safe: Yes
- Life Span: 8 - 20 Years
- Acclimation Time: 30+ Minutes
- Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025