Purple Tang

Also known as the Yellowtail Sailfin Tang, Yellowtail Surgeonfish, and the Blue Surgeonfish, is blue to purple in color with a yellow tail and yellow accents on the pectoral fins. This fish was formally known only to the coral reefs of the Red Sea, but it is now found in the Arabian Sea, the Gulf of Aden and in the waters off Sri Lanka as well. It usually lives singly, but can occasionally be found in schools in the southern Red Sea.

  • Scientific Name: Zebrasoma xanthurum
  • Origin: Red Sea, Sri Lanka
  • Max Size: 10 inches
  • Diet: Herbivore
  • Shipping Size: 2 to 4 inches