Marine World

West Bengal, India

Blue Spot Vlamingi Tang fish


Blue Spot Vlamingi Tang fish

Description: The adults of this species are grayish-blue overall with blue spots and lines on the body, blue along the base of the dorsal and anal fins, and blue on the tail. Juveniles lack the lines and have beautiful spots. It is a very active fish that is among the hardiest of all tangs! They may even thrive un less than optimal conditions. Highly sought after, this species becomes quite spectacular as they grow. It needs lots of swimming room, not a tank cluttered with décor. This species can usually hold their own with many of their tankmates. In the wild, it is usually found swimming over the reef feeding on zooplankton. Shown is a very large, fully developed specimen
 
Minimum Tank Size: This handsome fish is very active; thus, it is important to provide it with plenty of swimming space. A minimum recommended tank size is 180 gallons
 
Feeding and Diet: In nature it feeds almost entirely on brown macroalgae and should be offered a wide a variety of foods including plenty of algae. Although Tangs will eat meaty foods along with the other fish in the aquarium, it is important that they are offered plenty of seaweed and algae. These are the foods that will strengthen their immune system, reduce aggression and improve their overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip, and feed at least 3 times per week
 
Reef Compatibility: Good Reef Fish
 
Level of Care: Moderate




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