Biota Yellow Tang
Artistic Oceans® is pleased to offer captive-bred Yellow Tangs to responsible marine aquarium hobbyists who are looking for captive-bred and aquacultured specimens. Artistic Oceans has acquired these highly anticipated captive-bred fish from Biota Aquariums, who collaborated with the Oceanic Institute of Hawaii to breed and raise Yellow Tangs in captivity. This achievement was made possible by the R&D efforts of various partners, including NOAA, USDA, and Rising Tide Conservation. For many saltwater aquarium enthusiasts, the Yellow Tang is an iconic fish that brings vibrant color and lively behavior to their home aquarium. With its oval-shaped body and bright yellow color, Zebrasoma flavescens is a beautiful addition to any marine system. The Yellow Tang is an active swimmer that moves throughout the aquarium, serving as a tour guide for observers who follow its meandering swim path. The Yellow Tang is found naturally throughout the Central and West Pacific Ocean, primarily in Hawaii and south through the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and the Philippines. Due to this wide distribution, Zebrasoma flavescens has several common names, including Citrus Tang (Guam), Yellow Sailfin Tang, and Yellow Surgeonfish. For optimal care, the Yellow Tang should be kept in a well-established, well-filtered aquarium of at least 100 gallons. To create a natural reef environment for your Yellow Tang, use live rock to aquascape generously. However, ensure that there are open areas with enough room for swimming. You can enhance water movement by using powerheads or wavemakers. Like other Tangs, this fish shows territorial aggression towards other Tangs, so it’s best to keep only one Yellow Tang per aquarium, unless you’re introducing multiple Yellow Tangs into a very large system simultaneously. Although the Yellow Tang will eat meaty foods, it’s important to offer it plenty of marine-based seaweed and algae. This will boost its immune system, reduce aggression, and improve its overall health. You can feed the fish dried seaweed or Nori by using a veggie clip along with Spirulina or algae pellets.