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How big do Chevron tangs get?

Size of fish – inches: 11.0 inches (27.94 cm) – Will reach about 9″ in the first 4 to 5 years.

Is a chevron tang reef safe?

The Chevron tang is a dedicated algae eater and will spend most of its waken hours grazing algae from various surfaces in the aquarium. The recommended water temperature is 73 -80° F (23 – 27° C). The Chevron tang will leave corals and invertebrates alone and is considered reef safe.

Are Chevron tangs aggressive?

The Chevron Tang is aggressive towards other tangs but can coexist peacefully with other types of fish. It gets quite large, and needs at least a 180-gallon tank with plenty of room to swim.

Where do chevron tangs come from?


Family Acanthuridae
Origin Pacific Ocean, throughout most Oceania from Micronesia, Wake and Marcus Islands to the Hawaiian Islands and Pitcairn Island
Social Semi-aggressive
Tank Level All areas
Minimum Tank Size 135 gallon

What size tank does a yellow tang need?

Yellow Tang Habitat and Care Yellow tang need plenty of space (tanks should be over 50 gallons) and to explore every part of the tank.

What do Powder Brown Tangs eat?

Powder brown tangs are not thought to be strictly herbivorous, which makes them an omnivore, technically, but they do heavily graze on algae. In fact, they are one of the 21 best algae-eating saltwater fish. They will eat filamentous blue-green microalgae, as well as filamentous and fleshy red algae.

Why is there a shortage of yellow tangs?

Yellow tang have been the top aquarium fish collected in the waters of Hawai’i, and they’re one of the world’s most popular aquarium fish. Due to declining fish stock levels, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources has halted issuing permits for aquarium fishing.

Is Powder Brown Tang aggressive?

There are a few exceptions to this rule: like most Surgeonfish, Powder Brown Tangs can be aggressive toward others of its own genus and are easily stressed by more aggressive fish. Powder Brown Tangs are excellent reef fish, as they graze on algae but will rarely damage coral or attack invertebrates.

Are Powder Brown Tangs hard to keep?

The short answer is yes, powder brown tangs are hard to keep. They are large, active swimmers that require a lot of room to swim (therefore requiring a very large system, which on its own merit skews towards advanced/expert) and are prone to parasites/disease like marine ich, making them relatively hard to keep.

Why are yellow tang so expensive now?

Alongside the common clownfish and some damselfish, the yellow tang is one of only a handful of quintessential saltwater aquarium fish. It comes as a surprise to exactly no one that a dwindling supply coupled with high demand is leading to some eye-popping prices for yellow tangs that we’ve never seen before.