Scopus Tang - Zebrasoma scopas

Scopus Tang - Zebrasoma scopas

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Discover the Scopus Tang (Zebrasoma scopas): A Majestic Addition to Your Marine Aquarium

Meet the Scopus Tang (Zebrasoma scopas), a magnificent fish admired for its distinctive appearance and tranquil nature. Hailing from the Indo-Pacific, these splendid tangs add grace and allure to any marine setup.

Key Features:

1. Elegant Striped Appearance: The Scopus Tang showcases a distinct gradient of colors with a deep golden yellow towards the head gradually transitioning to a dark chocolate brown towards the tail, lending it an elegant and visually appealing presence in any aquarium.

2. Recommended Tank Size: For these majestic creatures to thrive and roam, a tank size of at least 100 gallons (378 liters) is recommended, providing ample space for their comfort and well-being.

3. Reef-Safe and Semi-Aggressive: Scopus Tangs are considered reef-safe and are generally peaceful, though they may become aggressive with other tangs or similarly shaped fish. They coexist harmoniously with corals and other invertebrates.

4. Intermediate Care Level: Well-suited for aquarists with intermediate experience in marine fishkeeping, the Scopus Tang requires proper tank conditions and care to showcase their tranquil nature.

5. Moderate Size: Typically reaching lengths of 8-10 inches (20.3-25.4 cm), these tangs are an eye-catching and manageable addition to diverse marine setups.

Care Instructions:

  • Tank Environment: Maintain a spacious marine aquarium with hiding spots, live rock for shelter, and stable water parameters. Maintain the water temperature between 72-78°F (22-26°C) and a salinity level of 1.023-1.025.

  • Feeding: Scopus Tangs are herbivorous and thrive on a diet consisting of high-quality marine algae, seaweed, and occasionally supplemented with marine flakes or pellets to meet their dietary needs.

  • Compatibility: These tangs are generally peaceful and can coexist with various marine fish, making them a versatile addition to your aquarium community. However, they may be aggressive with other tangs, especially of similar body shape. 

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