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African Yellow Belly Blue Tang

The African Blue Tang has bright yellow, blue, and white colors and these fish are active in the fish tank. Since the species grows to one foot the blue tang will eventually require a large aquarium. Be prepared to add seaweed to the feeding regimen. Originating in the Indian Ocean, this fish needs clean water conditions and a large aquarium. The African, or Yellow Belly Blue Tang, will be aggressive to small fish and grows to one foot in size.The yellow starts showing up as they get older.

  • Scientific Name: Paracanthurus hepatus
  • Max Size: 12 inches
  • Diet:  Feed frozen mysis shrimp, finely chopped raw shrimp, flake, pellet and frozen preparations.
  • Required Tank Size: 75+ gallons
  • Approximate Size : Medium: 2  to 2 1/2 inches