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Black Longnose Tang (Zebrasoma rostratum)
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Minimum Tank Size: 180 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 9"
Color Form: Black, Blue
Diet: Herbivore
Compatibility: View Chart
Origin: Christmas Island
Family: Acanthuridae

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The Black Longnose Tang, also known as the Longnose Sailfin Tang or the Longnose Surgeonfish, has a jet black oval body with blue pectoral fins, and an obvious white spot at the peduncle spines near the tail.

A 180 gallon or larger aquarium is necessary to provide plenty of swimming room. It should be the only Tang in the community tank and should be the last fish added to the aquarium.

Although Tangs will eat meaty foods along with the other fish in the aquarium, it is important that they are offered plenty of marine based seaweed and algae. This 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. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products and are very easy to use.

Approximate Purchase Size: approx. Small: 1-1/2" to 2-1/2"; Medium: 2-1/2" to 3-1/2"; Large: 3-1/2" to 6" XLarge: 6" to 8"


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