Blue Hippo Tang


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Blue (Hippo) Tang
CARE LEVEL TEMPERAMENT DIET
REEF SAFE
Moderate Semi-Aggressive
Herbivore
Yes
PURCHASE SIZE MAX SIZE
ORIGIN
MIN TANK SIZE

S: 2"
M: 3-4"
L: 4-5"
XL: 5-6"
XXL: 6"+

12" Indo-Pacific
175g
SG
TEMPERATURE
dKH
pH
1.020-1.025 72-78F
8-12
8.1-8.4

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Paracanthurus Hepatus

One of the most beautiful and commonly kept fish in the Saltwater hobby, the Blue Tang (a.k.a Regal, Hippo, Royal Blue, ect.) has bright blue coloration with strong black markings shaped similar to a painter's palette. The Blue Tang does better in larger aquariums and is not suitable for any tank under 175 gallons or less than 6' in length.

Use caution when housing with other Tangs or Surgeonfish. Similar shaped Tangs can be very aggressive towards each other and usually will not tolerate their own species at all. Tangs require a natural diet of seaweed and algae, which can be fed to them tied to a rock or by use of a veggie clip. This should be a done a minimum of 3 times a week. Tangs will also enjoy meaty foods with the other fish in your aquarium.


It is well known that tangs have a penchant for Marine Ich and other diseases due to their lack of slime coating. We highly encourage quarantining all fish, but especially Surgeon Fish. We do our best to quarantine all fish at Reef Chasers but there can be absolutely no guarantees.

Tang's of different species can typically get along if they are given ample living space and given that they are introduced at the appropriate size & time. 

For more information about this species and more visit our Marine Fish Care Blog.

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