Purple Tang (Zebrasoma xanthurum)

Purple Tang (Zebrasoma xanthurum)

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The Tang or Surgeonfish is one of the most popular fish families for marine aquariums.
They have many color varieties along with many different temperaments and eating habits.
Some surgeonfish are excellent eaters others can be a little fussy.
Because they are active swimmers and many tangs can grow to well over 8 inches as adults a larger tank is needed.

It is blue to purple in color with a yellow tail and yellow accents on the pectoral fins. This fish was formally known only to the coral reefs of the Red Sea, but it is now found in the Arabian Sea, the Gulf of Aden and in the waters off Sri Lanka as well. It usually lives singly, but can occasionally be found in schools in the southern Red Sea


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