The Blue Tang (Paracanthurus hepatus) boasts a vivid electric blue body dressed with bold black markings. It is also known as the Pacific Blue Tang and Hepatus Tang or Regal Tang.
The Blue Tang has a peaceful nature that suits almost any large community marine aquarium. Though peaceful towards most tank mates, the Pacific Blue will become aggressive towards other fish of its own species.
The Blue Tang is native to reefs throughout the Indo-Pacific region & loves a good hiding location amongst live rock. However this active fish also loves to swim. So ample room to roam around your aquarium is essential for optimum health. To keep multiple Tang species it is best to introduce the entire lot at once to prevent territorial disputes.
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 products. This will strengthen the Blue Tang's immune system, reduce aggression and improve their overall health.
Blue Tang 15-20 cm
Scientific Name Paracanthurus hepatus Origin Fiji, Indo-Pacific, Solomon Islands, Hawaii Max Size 25 cm Reef Safe Yes Min Tank Size Medium Diet Herbivore, Greens, Pellet, Flake Care Level Moderate Temperament Semi Aggressive