Care Level: Easy
Reef Compatible: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 100 gallons
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 8″
Color Form: Yellow
The Yellow Tang has an oval shaped body and a brilliant yellow body. This fish is also referred to as a Yellow Hawaiian Tang, Yellow Surgeonfish, and Yellow Sailfin Tang.
The Yellow Tang is an active swimmer and will need a lot of room for their constant motion. Like other Tangs, this member of the Acanthuridae family demonstrates territorial aggression towards its own species, or Tangs in general. Therefore, it is best to keep just one Yellow Hawaiian Tang per aquarium, unless multiple Yellow Hawaiian Tangs are introduced into the system simultaneously.
Although the Yellow Tang will accept meaty food it is very important to provide plenty of seaweed and algae. Dried seaweed can also be used.