Yellow Tang

Yellow Tang
Yellow Tang, (Bennett, 1828)
Zebrasoma flavescens
Native to: Pacific Ocean: Ryukyu, Mariana, Marshall, Marcus, Wake and Hawaiian islands. Has been reported off the coast of Florida in the Western Central Atlantic (fishbase.org)

Description: The yellow tang has been a staple in the marine aquarium hobby for many years. This fish is tough enough to hold its own against aggressive predators, but typically will not pick on other fish except newly introduced fish and occasionally closely related fish.

Feeding: This fish requires frequent feedings primarily of vegetable matter. Its staple food should be marine algae. Additional high quality pellet food and frozen food should be fed as well as occasional treats including small pieces of zucchini, broccoli, and lettuce.

Special Notes: This fish’s color will often change depending on its mood. At night and when they are under stress, their colors often fade. Also, use caution when your hands are in the water with this animal as it has a sharp bone protruding from its body which it will use as a defense mechanism.

Random Fact: In Hawaiian waters, these fish will only spawn between December and July and only during a full moon!

Sources:
Michael, Scott; Marine Fishes
fishbase.org
wetwebmedia.com(image)

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Building custom fish tanks and maintaining aquariums in the Tri-State area and more. Check Below for your local area.
Our professional technicians and 20 years experience, we guarantee outstanding quality service and commitment to all your aquarium maintenance needs.
Servicing Delaware - Wilmington, Newark, Hockessin, Greenville, Centerville, Pike Creek, Christiana, Newark, Lewes, Rehoboth, Delaware beaches, Shore Point, Pennsylvannia - Abington, Bristol, Bryn Mawr, Coatsville, Concordville, Downingtown, Eddystone, Exton, Garnet Valley, Glen Mills, Havertown, Kennet Square, King of Prussia, Malvern, Media, Newton Square, Norristown, Paoli, Philadelphia, Phoenixville, Ridley Park, Springfield, Valley Forge, West Chester, Maryland - Annapolis, Baltimore, Cambridge, Chesapeake Beach, Chesapeake City, Havre de Grace, Ocean City, New Jersey - Camden, Cape May, Clifton, Jersey City, New Brunswick, Ocean City, Stone Harbor, Wildwood and all cities in between.
Armco Aquatics, Where Creativity Meets Reliability
Copyright 2013 Armco Aquatics | All Rights Reserved. | Sitemap
Facebook Iconfacebook like buttonTwitter Icontwitter follow button