Black Tang


Scientific Name: Zebrasoma rostratum

Fish Care

Fish Diet: herbivore, will eat some meaty foods
Aggressiveness: With Same Species
Reef Safe: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 75 gallons
Max Size: 9"
Relative Care: Moderate


Black tangs come from Hawaii and usually command a very high price tag; they are usually bought as the showpiece fish for a tank. They are very hardy, but need enough room to swim and hide easily. Also known as the Longnose Sailfin Tang or the Longnose Surgeonfish, they can be aggressive towards fish of the same or similar species.