Scopas Tang

Scopas Tang

Zebrasoma scopas


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Care Facts

Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Omnivore
Reef Safe: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 120 gallons
Max Size: 12 inches
The Zebrasoma scopas is famous for its color, shape and propensity to eat nuisance hair algae in the aquarium. It exhibits a long snout that enables the Zebrasoma tangs to reach filamentous algae in the aquarium which are out of reach for other Acanthurids and surgeonfish. The Juvenile Scopas Tang is solitary and never stays far from the cover of reef, whereas, the adult roams in the reef tank and can be found in pair, singly, or in large groups. The juvenile Scopas Tang show somewhat different body marking than that of adult ones with exaggerated dorsal and anal fins as well as thin white vertical lines that transverse the body. The Scopas Tang is easy to keep and care, especially in a reef aquarium. The Scopas Tang should be fed with freeze-dried algae sheet with a lettuce clip so it can browse throughout the day. Other food include substantial amount of plant material; including microalgae, broccoli, spinach, Spirulina flake food and dried algae sheets for a continued good health. The Scopas Tang is an aggressive fish towards other similar shaped fish, especially surgeonfish. It can be kept in groups or in pairs only in a large aquarium. The Scopas Tang is sexually dimorphic, with males having a patch of short, bristles on the caudal peduncle, which is not present in females.

Stunning fish, very large and happy No regrets, great addition to my tank. Very satisfied with my purchase


Reviewed by: Mike on July 7, 2015

Arrived in great shape! Was only shy for a few hours and then all of a sudden was zipping around the tank! Lol. Fun fish to watch. Great buy!!


Reviewed by: Steve Myrtle on May 11, 2015

Arrived healthy and in very good shape! She was shy for only maybe a few hours and before you know it she was already zipping around the tank lol. awesome buy!


Reviewed by: Steve Myrtle on May 11, 2015

Tangs are my favorite! With snails and crabs...your reef is cleaned in no time. Always liked the yellow tang...but this guy is gorgeous! Arrived happy and healthy...been doing great since. My kids love this dude...he just glides all over the tank...awesome fish!


Reviewed by: Mike Courtney on Dec. 13, 2014

The tang arrived a little stressed, but after the proper acclimation ,, he was tank ready. he is doing great, eating algae and pellet food. I love the arrive alive and the 15 day guarantee. Thank you Saltwaterfish.


Reviewed by: Lou on Aug. 4, 2014

Very active always wanting something to eat very fun to watch.


Reviewed by: Brian Depriest on Aug. 2, 2014

Exelent price size and health cant beat the price


Reviewed by: Frank Roldan on July 13, 2014

AT FIRST WHEN I PUT HIM IN MY TANK/ I THOUGHT HE WAS DEAD// THEN HE CAME TOO HIS SELF// DOING GREAT//


Reviewed by: Patty on July 9, 2014

When it arrived, I thought it was dead... But she pulled through! After a longggg drip acclimation, she got her color back and ate that evening! Wonderful addition to my reef tank. She's already found her cave and is quite active. I think her coloration is beautiful. Amazing, calm, friendly. A must have.


Reviewed by: Allison Morris on Feb. 19, 2014

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