April 22, 2019

Yellow Tang

yellow_tangThe Yellow Tang is a disc-shaped fish with stunningly beautiful coloring. All fins are a bright yellow, which are equally matched by the body. Unlike some members of the family Acanthuridae, the juvenile and adult forms of this fish share the same coloring and basic appearance. Like other Tangs this fish has sharp spines on each side of the caudal penduncle, hence the name of “Surgeon” and “Tang”. Caution to be used when catching tangs as they can get tangled up in nets.

These fish are herbivorous need vegetable matter in their diet. Algae tablets, lettuce, seaweed and spinach all make good foods. They are constantly looking for food in the aquarium which makes them a active habitant to your aquarium. Although Tangs will eat meaty foods along with the other fish in the aquarium, it is important that they are offered plenty of marine based seaweed and algae. This will strengthen their immune system, reduce aggression and improve their overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip, and feed at least 3 times per week. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products and are very easy to use.