Fish Species

Yellow Tang

Yellow Tang - Description

The Yellow Tang also known as the Yellow Hawaiian Tang or Yellow Surgeonfish is one of the most popular saltwater aquarium fish.

Their beautiful daffodil yellow coloring means they are an attractive addition to any marine aquarium. The Yellow Tang is an active fish and ideal for beginners as they are very hardy.

Popular Name: Yellow Tang
Species: Zebrasoma flavescens

Profile of the Yellow Tang

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

  • Size: Up to 20cm 

  • Fish Tank conditions: 24-28 Degrees

  • Diet / Feeding: Frozen and Dried Fish Food

  • Temperament: Not aggressive if kept with other species

  • Habitat: Shallow reefs, depths up to 45m

  • Behaviour: Can be aggressive to other Surgeonfish and Tangs

  • Range: Pacific and Indian Oceans

Scientific Classification of the Yellow 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 flavescens

  • Popular Name: Yellow Tang - Yellow Hawaiian Tang - Yellow Surgeonfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Acanthuridae

Marine Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Yellow 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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