Black Tang
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  • Black Tang

  • Zebrasoma rostratum

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  • Tank Size: 180 Gallons
    Tempermant: Semi-aggressive
    Maximum Size: 9"
    Coloration: Black, Gray
    Diet: Herbivore
    Regions Found: Christmas Island
    Reef Compatible: Yes
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Guarantee: Live Guarantee Available
    Water Conditions: 74-82° F, SG 1.020-1.027, PH 7.9-8.5
    Other Names: Black Longnose Tang, Longnose Tang, Christmas Island Tang, Longnose Sailfin Tang, Longnose Surgeonfish, Black Surgeonfish
  • Description
  • The Black Tang also known as the Black Longnose Tang has always been one of the most sought after reef fish available.

    While similar in shape and appearance to other Zebrasoma Tangs, the Black Tang is distinct with it's extra long nose. Also Black Tang has a jet black appearance only broken up by it's white scalpel.

    Also below the dorsal fin, the Black Tang can develop a white/silver streak which really looks amazing in contrast to it's all black body. This line will appear as the mood of the fish changes.

    Although the Black Tang is pricey, it is also a very hardy species. The Black Tang also boasts a very long lifespan and should be a centerpiece of your aquarium for years.

    The Black Tang can be aggressive to other tangs, especially those in the Zebrasoma family. This should be taken into consideration before adding one to your tank.

    Black Tangs also like strong flow and a diet heavy in algae and seaweed such as nori. They will graze constantly on algae and be their happiest with a good supply of food.

    Tiny: Up to 1.5", Small: Over 1.5-2", Small / Medium: Over 2-2.5", Medium: Over 2.5-3.25", Medium / Large: Over 3.25-4", Large: Over 4-4.5", Extra Large: Over 4.5-5.5", Extra Extra Large: Over 5.5-6.5", Show Size: Over 6.5-7.5", Jumbo: Over 7.5"
 
  • User Reviews
  • User ReviewsGreat fish! Is the boss of our tank. Around 5" now. Chases the Purple Tang around a bit.Peter (Austin, Tx) - 8/22/2014 4:59:08 PM  

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