Fish Species

Scopas Tang

Scopas Tang - Description

The Scopas Tang is known by a variety of other names including Scopas Tang, Two Tone Tang, Blue-lined Tang, Brown Tang, Brown Sailfin Surgeonfish, Bluelined Sailfin Tang, Brown Sailfin Tang and Brushtail Tang.

It is a monogamous fish that is very popular in the marine aquarium, its peaceful nature makes it an ideal community fish.

Popular Name: Scopas Tang
Species: Zebrasoma scopas

Profile of the Scopas Tang

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Scopas Tang species.

  • Size: Up to 40cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: Temp: 25 to 28 Degrees. PH 8.1 to 8.4

  • Diet / Feeding: Algae, Dried, Frozen or Pellet Marine Fish Food

  • Temperament: Juveniles are solitary but adults live small groups of up to 20

  • Habitat: Reef Dwellers at depths of up to 60m

  • Behaviour: Good Community Fish

  • Range: Indo-Pacific

Scientific Classification of the Scopas Tang

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Zebrasoma scopas

  • Popular Name: Scopas Tang - Two Tone Tang - Blue-lined Tang - Brown Tang - Brown Sailfin Surgeonfish - Bluelined Sailfin Tang - Brown Sailfin Tang - Brushtail Tang
    Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Acanthuridae


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Facts about Fish Species - Scopas Tang

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.


A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.

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