Atlantic Blue Tang
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  • Atlantic Blue Tang

  • Acanthurus coeruleus

  • Out of Stock

    Last In Stock Prices:
    Small - $75
    Small / Medium - $125
    Medium - $192
    Medium / Large - $225
    Large - $250
    Extra Large - $288
    Extra Extra Large - $350
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  • Tank Size: 125 Gallons
    Tempermant: Semi-aggressive
    Maximum Size: 15"
    Coloration: Blue, Yellow
    Diet: Herbivore
    Regions Found: Caribbean
    Reef Compatible: Yes
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Guarantee: Live Guarantee Available
    Water Conditions: 74-82° F, SG 1.020-1.027, PH 7.9-8.5
    Other Names: Blue Tang, Blue Surgeonfish, Blue Caribbean Tang
  • Description
  • The Atlantic Blue Tang is a stunning all blue surgeonfish found throughout the Caribbean. Atlantic Blue Tangs have a sleek body with a fully blue body. As juveniles, the Atlantic Blue Tang has a fully yellow body with blue highlights on its fins. As it ages, the body starts to turn blue with the tail going from yellow to blue last.

    Atlantic Blue Tangs can reach a fully grown adult size of 15 inches and need an aquarium that is at least 125 gallons in size. The Atlantic Blue Tang is a very active swimmer and will do better in longer tanks. Atlantic Blue Tangs are pretty much peaceful fish to other non-tang species. Atlantic Blue Tangs can be very aggressive to other tangs, especially those in the Acanthurus family. If you plan to have multiple tangs in your tank, make sure it is a larger tank to reduce the chance of aggression. Otherwise Atlantic Blue Tangs are 100% reef safe fish.

    Atlantic Blue Tangs can be very prone to marine ich, so it is absolutely crucial that you quarantine an Atlantic Blue Tang before you add it to your tank. Other than ich, Atlantic Blue Tangs are fairly hardy fish.

    Atlantic Blue Tangs are herbivores and need a diet rich in green foods. Foods such as nori, marine algae sheets, spirulina, high quality pellet and flake foods and mysis shrimp are great foods to help your Atlantic Blue Tang grow and flourish. Also adding supplements like Selcon will help your Atlantic Blue Tang thrive.

    If you have any questions about the Atlantic Blue Tang and if it’s the right fish for your tank, please feel free to contact us at any time.

    Small: Up to 2.5", Small / Medium: Over 2.5-3", Medium: Over 3-3.5", Medium / Large: Over 3.5-4.25", Large: Over 4.25-5", Extra Large: Over 5-6", Extra Extra Large: Over 6-7", Show Size: Over 7-8", Jumbo: Over 8"

    All fish purchases come with a package of Blue Life Safety Stop to help reduce infections and illnesses that could present themselves. Please read more about Safety Stop here…

    If you have any questions please contact Eric Cohen TankStop owner and well respected industry veteran.

 
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