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Medium Blue Hippo Tang

Medium Blue Hippo Tang
Medium Blue Hippo Tang
Paracanthurus hepatus ~2.5"
Price: $149.99

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The Blue Tang boasts a vibrant blue body with black and yellow markings. It is also called the Pacific Blue Tang, and Hepatus or Regal Tang. Regardless of common name, Paracanthurus hepatus fish is equal parts beauty and peacefulness that suits almost any large community marine aquarium. Native to reefs across the Indo-Pacific, the Blue Tang relishes a good hiding location amongst live rock and coral branches. However, this active fish also loves to swim. Therefore, ample room to roam around your aquarium is essential for optimum health. Though peaceful towards most tankmates, the Pacific Blue will become aggressive towards other fish of its own species. To keep multiple specimens, introduce the entire lot at once into a larger marine system. Although Tangs will eat meaty foods along with the other fish in the aquarium, it is important that they are offered plenty of marine based seaweed and algae. This will strengthen the Blue Tang's immune system, reduce aggression and improve their overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip, and feed at least three times per week. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Selects and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products and are very easy to use. Careful observance of the Blue Tang is essential; as it is more susceptible to lateral line disease, fin erosion, ich and other skin parasites than many other fish. Quarantine is advised. Medium 2"-2.5"/Large 2.5"-3.5"/XL 3.5"+