The highly sought after Red Sea Purple Tang, Zebrasoma xanthurum has more recently been made available to PETSOLUTIONS from locations in the Red Sea. Some specimens can be aggressive and should be added at the same time as other Tangs or should be smaller than other existing Tangs. It can grow to 6 inches in captivity and about twice that in the wild. To maintain its deep colors and prevent Head and Lateral Line Erosion be sure to feed it vegetable-based prepared diets and fresh zucchini, broccoli and spirulina. Vitamin supplements such as Selcon are also recommended. It is considered a "reef safe" fish and may even eat filamentous algae. Like all Tangs, it should be quarantined before being added to a display aquarium.
Approximate arrival size for Purple Tang: Small: 1-2"; Medium: 2.5-3.5"; Large: 4-5"
Available from companies on our saltwater fish dealers page.