Convict Tang Medium

SKU: 256Categories: Saltwater Fish, Tang

The Convict Tang, also called the Convict Surgeonfish, boasts a striking white to silver body adorned with six vertical black bars. Its peduncle spines are comparatively smaller than those of other Tangs. This fish makes a fantastic addition to both reef and fish-only aquariums, but it requires a spacious area to swim around, at least a 125-gallon tank. It is not recommended to include it in a tank with other Tang species, as they will bully it. However, multiple Convict Tangs can live together peacefully if they are introduced to the tank simultaneously. It is difficult to distinguish between male and female Convict Tangs based on their appearance, and breeding them in an aquarium setting is challenging because their fry remain in the planktonic stage for months and are at constant risk from filters. While Tangs will consume meaty foods alongside other fish in the tank, it is vital to provide them with an abundance of marine-based seaweed and algae to strengthen their immune system, minimize aggression, and enhance their overall health. Offer dried seaweed fastened to a rock or use a veggie clip, and feed at least three times a week. Products like Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad, and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal options that are easy to use.


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