Purple Tang (Quarantined)

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Size: Large
Price:
Sale price$299.99
 
Unless specified as WYSIWYG, the photographs are a representative sample and the product you receive may be slightly different in shape and coloration. Many factors can influence the appearance of corals such as stressful events like shipping, lighting changes, intensity, spectrum, water chemistry, and overall nutrition. Typically speaking if corals lose color during transit they will recover them in a relatively short period in optimal conditions.
 
 
 
 
 

Purple Tang
CARE LEVEL TEMPERAMENT DIET
REEF SAFE
Moderate Semi-Aggressive
Herbivore
Yes
PURCHASE SIZE MAX SIZE
ORIGIN
TANK SIZE
APPROX 3-4" 8"
Kenya, Red Sea 125g
SG
TEMPERATURE
dKH
pH
1.020-1.025 72-78F
8-12
8.1-8.4

Only after passing a minimum four week quarantine and a five point inspection for overall health, appetite, coloration, energy and demeanor will the best, most healthy specimens be taken to the Salty Lagoon holding system! These fish are guaranteed to be among the most healthy available for sale online. So much so that any purchases from this category are backed by a Live-Arrival 7 Day Guarantee!

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Zebrasoma xanthurum

The Purple Tang is one of the most prized specimens of all saltwater fish for its coloration, and one of the most popular Tangs for the reef aquarium. If housed properly, it is a rewarding and attractive addition to any large fish-only tank, or reef aquarium. If keeping them, be sure to provide good lighting, lots of free-swimming space and plenty of potential hiding spots. They can be very aggressive and do not fare well with tank mates of similar body shape, especially other Tangs of the genus Zebrasoma.

Use caution when housing with other Tangs or Surgeonfish. Similar shaped Tangs can be very aggressive towards each other. 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.

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 can typically get along if they are not the same species and/or ample living space is provided given 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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