Blue Tang Large

Blue Tang Large

Scientific Name: Paracanthurus Hepatus
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Origin: Ocean Captured Import

Paracanthurus hepatus has a royal blue body, yellow tail, and black 'palette' design. The lower body is yellow in the west-central Indian OceanIt grows to 30 cm (12 in.). This fish is rather flat, like a pancake, with a circular body shape, a pointed snout-like......

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Paracanthurus hepatus has a royal blue body, yellow tail, and black 'palette' design The lower body is yellow in the west-central Indian OceanIt grows to 30 cm (12 in.) This fish is rather flat, like a pancake, with a circular body shape, a pointed snout-like nose, and small scales The blue tang has 9 dorsal spines, 26-28 dorsal soft rays, 3 anal spines, and 24-26 anal soft rays.

Diet

As a juvenile, its diet consists primarily of plankton

Adults are omnivorous and feed on plankton, but will also graze on algae Spawning occurs during late afternoon and evening hours This event is indicated by a change in color from a uniform dark blue to a pale blue.

 

Life cycle

Males aggressively court female members of the school, leading to a quick upward spawning rush toward the surface of the water during which eggs and sperm are released

The eggs are small, approximately 0.8 mm in diameter The eggs are Pelagic, each containing a single droplet of oil for flotation The fertilized eggs hatch in twenty-four hours, revealing small, translucent larvae with silvery abdomens and rudimentary caudal spines

Blue tangs can also, when faced with danger or dark spaces, make themselves semi-transparent, in order to help with evasion and light passivity, respectively.

In Your Aquarium

As juveniles, they require a 40 gallon aquarium, but as adults require a 75 gallon tank They will eat small crustaceans such as mysids and krill Adults nibble algae and nori

Having more than one in a small aquarium can cause stress, which can lead to injury from fighting This fish is reef compatible — will not eat corals or anemones.
  • Ph Level8.2-8.4
  • TemperamentCan be agg
  • Scientific NameParacanthurus hepatus

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