Newly Arrived Aberrant Scopas Tangs

by | Jul 17, 2016 | Fish, Reef, Science | 0 comments

Scopas Tang, also known as the Brown Scopas

Tangs are typically yellowish in the dorsal area while more brown ventrally as the colors gradually get darker towards the tail. The body is covered with fine, intricate, light blue markings and the tail is a solid brown color with a highlighted blue edge as seen above courtesy of Live Aquaria.  Scopas Tangs are typically collected in size from 1 1/2″ – 3 1/4″ to as large 5 1/4″ to 6 1/4″.  Juveniles are a little more attractive than adult specimens as they display larger dorsal and posterior fins and a slightly purplish body color. Scopas tangs prefer larger aquariums and it is recommended that they be kept in 110 gallon aquariums or larger.  Like many tangs, they are aggressive towards their own MORE

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