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- Yellow Tang
- Hawaiian Tang
- Yellow Sailfin Tang
Information about the body shape, skeletal characteristics, how it appears, colouring etc.
Occasionally confused with the Yellow Mimic Tang (Acanthurus pyroferus).
These fish can grow to approximately 20cm in length in the wild, a little less (15cm) in captivity.
Anything that lives in sybiosis, parasitic or opportunistically with it.
Notes about what they do, how they inteact with others, different species etc.
As with all tangs, this fish is an active swimmer, and so needs a reasonably sized tank - a 4x2x2 would be considered a reasonably minimum tank size.
Good to strong flow is recommended.
Minimal lighting is required - enough to allow the fish to determine "day" from "night".
In the wild, Z. flavescens is a herbivore, eating various plants and algae on the reef. In captivity, a varied diet containing both plant matter (macro-algae, seaweeds) and meaty foods (such as ground fish/prawn, brine and mysis shrimp, etc.) can be fed.
How quickly it will grow under various conditions.
Addition things / items that are important for care in captivity.
Care should be taken keeping this fish with others of its own kind, colouration or shape - aggression between fish can result, leading to damage or even the death of one or more fish.
Does it have coral that it is not compatible with?
Is it compatible with other invertebrates such as molluscs, crustaceans and echinoderms?
How it reproduces, how suitable it is to breeding or captive propagation, techniques on how to etc.
North Pacific, particularly around Hawaii (hence the common name "Hawaiian Tang").
Shallow reefs from 2m to 46m in depth.
Some additional notes on it that don't fit in the above sections.
- Surgeonfishes, A.K.A. the Tangs by James Fatherree - Advanced Aquarist's Online Magazine
- Zebrasoma flavescens - FishBase