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Purple Tang Care: Zebrasoma xanthurum

The purple tang (Zebrasoma xanthurum) stands out as one of the most beautiful members of the surgeonfish group. The rich tones of their scales draw the eye immediately, even in a vibrant reef tank. However, they’re not tangs for the faint of heart – or the light of wallet. Purple …

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10 Types of tangs for a large reef tank

Very few saltwater fish are as beautiful, graceful, and captivating as the tangs and surgeonfish. The desire to keep them in a home aquarium is what drives many of us to set up large tanks. Here are 9 types of tangs that are great for larger reef tanks Blue tang …

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Blue Hippo Tang Care Guide: Paracanthus hepatus

There are actually three different, popular saltwater fish species that share the common name, blue tang. The Powder blue tang, the Atlantic blue tang are beautiful fish, but the most famous and popular of the three is the Royal blue tang, Paracanthus hepatus, made popular by the Pixar movies Finding …

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Orange Shoulder Tang Care: Acanthurus olivaceus

The orange shoulder tang (Acanthurus olivaceus) breaks the standard tang mold – at least, it will if you meet its care and management needs. They’re not the most aggressive in their family, and they undergo a dramatic change in color as they age, making them a standout in reef aquariums. …

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Clown Tang Care: Acanthurus lineatus

Clown tangs (Acanthurus lineatus) combine vibrant pops of color with equally expressive personalities. Put the two together, and you get delightful saltwater fish that top the charts in popularity. Unfortunately, they also rank high in degree of management difficulty. So if you have your high on a new striped addition …

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Gem Tang Care: Zebrasoma gemmatum

The Gem Tang (Zebrasoma gemmatum) holds the honor in the tang world as fetching the highest prices. Even juveniles command four digits. They may not be the flashiest members of the tang family, but they’re still stunning to behold. And if you’re going to spend THAT much on one of these …

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Sailfin Tang Care: Zebrasoma veliferum

Sailfin Tangs (Zebrasoma veliferum) combine beauty, personality, and size into the perfect reef tank addition. They aren’t quite as aggressive as other members in the tang family, though they WILL establish their territories. Best of all, they’re a little easier to track down, and they WON’T break your piggy bank …

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Powder brown tang

Looking for an amazing saltwater fish that is both amazingly beautiful, yet somehow subdued and less flagrantly colored than most? The white-faced powder brown tang fits that description and more. They are elegant and subtle and challenging to care for. If you just have a moment to scan, check out the …

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Kole tang Ctenochaetus strigosus

The Yellow Eye Kole Tang, Ctenochaetus strigosus, is a popular saltwater fish, with an attractive and distinct coloration, renowned as a great algae-eater and a relatively easy-to-care-for tang type. Let’s take a closer look together at this amazing animal. Quick stats Scientific name: Ctenochaetus strigosus Common names: Yellow Eye Kole Tang, Striped Bristletooth …