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The Pacific Blue Tang is a member of the surgeonfishes and is one of the most active swimmers of the available tangs. They will need at least a 75 gallon tank (284 liters), preferably larger, to allow for adequate swimming space. They can be fairly hardy once acclimated but will not do well in a tank that has not completed the aquarium nitrogen cycle. You will also need highly oxygenated water provided through increased surface agitation (multiple power heads) and/or the heavy use of air stones.

  • Scientific Name: Paracanthurus hepatus
  • Origin: Fiji, Indonesia, Maldives, Solomon Islands
  • Lifespan: 8-20 years
  • Max Size: 12 inches
  • Food: Live, Frozen and Flake 
  • Shipping Size: 1 to 5 inches