Yellow Tang

Yellow Tang

Zebrasoma flavescens


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Care Facts

Size: 2-2.5 inches
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Bold
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Pellet, Flake, Greens
Origin: Hawaii
Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
Coral Safe: Yes
Invertebrate Safe: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 75 gallons
The Yellow Tang is a member of family Acanthuridae and has a beautiful oval shaped body possessing a single pastel-like yellow color along with long continuous dorsal, anal fins and crescent tail fins. It has sharp white razor spur near the tail, which it uses during fights and also to establish itself over other fishes. Known as an active swimmer, it will glide through the aquarium eating algae simultaneously and at night it beds down on the reefs or live rocks. Fairly resistant to diseases, the Yellow Tang is relatively easy to care for. It can be housed in groups of 3 or more as a shoal, or singly. It is highly recommended to have only one Tang to minimize aggression in the aquarium. Adult males tend to be larger than females and with its long snout-like mouth it can easily feed on algae and seaweeds that suffocate corals. The Yellow Tang has a sharp spine located near its tail, which it uses for protection. The Yellow Tang will surely draw attention to your home tank. 

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Yellow Tang (Zebrasoma flavescens)

My Yellow Tang is gorgeous and doing so well. My shipment was delayed an extra day when FEDEX's plane broke down but she was just fine when she arrived -- that's shows you how healthy she was to begin with.


Reviewed by: Martha Hebrew on March 6, 2017

Yellow tang is a beautiful fish always ready to fight when I walk up to the tank. Lol


Reviewed by: Rick Winans on Dec. 4, 2016

A Regal Presence on the Reef. Acts like it knows it too. Quite compatible with Powder-Blue but does get bossy on occasion. Keep 2 separate Live Rock Areas connected by a bridge so Each can Rule their Own Kingdom on the Reef.


Reviewed by: Brent R Witt on Aug. 15, 2016

a beautiful and strong fish with its bright yellow color it makes a good must have in a peaceful to semi aggressive tank


Reviewed by: Joseph Meaden on June 19, 2016

The fish was shipped extremely well, and it was a perfect addition to my reef tank. I acclimated according to the instructions, and I have had no problems with any of the fish I have received. What more can you ask for? Cheaper then my local fish store and it was delivered to my front door the next day.


Reviewed by: Josh on Feb. 7, 2016

Currently Yellow Tang does not have any questions and answers.

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