Inch Aquarium

By · Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Inch Aquarium

The Blue Tang (Paracanthurus Hepatus) enjoys the distinction of being one of Maine's most recognizable five fish, with the percula clown fish, the angel of flame, yellow and Tang royal gramma. It remains the only species within the genus Paracanthurus. Your body is a stunning bright blue, while thick black marked extending from its eyes to its tail.

This also appeared in the successful animated film, Finding Nemo.

Its common names include Regal Tang, Palette Surgeonfish Blue Tang fish and Real. Along with the Yellow Tang, this fish is the most popular surgeon fish in the hobby. One of the hardest fish collected in the Indo-Pacific, are very affordable. Minor retail for around $ 25, while adults can reach up to $ 80 per copy.

The spike blue, like all fish surgeon, is susceptible to erosion of the lateral line and marine parasites to pick up your specimens with care.

The Blue Tang is a relatively peaceful towards other fish species outside of the Tang family. That's why (in addition to their beauty) that is so popular in the marine aquarium hobby. Surgeon can be hostile towards other fish, especially blue pin to the general rule should be a blue tank aquarium.

In the wild it is a shoaling fish. If many are kept together in a large tank that can often be seen swimming together. When more than one dwelling blue tang, which should always be placed at the same time. Put another blue tang a tank with an established one is undoubtedly provoke hostilities between the two.

Blue spikes reach a maximum length of 12 inches. As such they must be housed only in large deposits of more than 100 gallons. Because this fish is collected, there will be many small pieces of no more than an inch. At that size they grow very very fast so do not be fooled into putting in a 30 gallon tank.

Large amounts of the rooms are required by this fish tank so that the landscape is due to set accordingly. They also require that certain niche / Caves to bed at night.

In the wild, blue spikes are primarily herbivores. It form large schools and feed on algae for most of the day. In herbivores, that require large amounts of algae-based foods in captivity. Unlike marine angel are completely reef safe and do not bother corals, causing the highly popular fish for large marine reef aquariums.

Nori / seaweed sheets are a favorite of the fans offer. You can buy any brand seaweed (Julian Sprung) or you can download to your local supermarket and get some cheap nori there. Buy unflavored plain nori. Avoid those that have come with spices. Add the nori with a paper clip and attach it to one side of the tank.

Blue spikes normally eat anything offered in captivity despite the fact that they are primarily vegetarians in the wild. A small percentage of your diet should come from meat foods. Formula One and Formula Two food mixes are a good choice as well as krill, mysis shrimp and a high quality pellet. A very good Reputation food for all marine fish are being produced by New Life Spectrum.

You can see the lettuce to feed the fish store surgeon Pet. Both romaine and iceberg lettuce do not offer much nutritionally for what they want to completely avoid lettuce.

For guides containing lots of photos and videos on the Blue Tang and the Yellow Tang please drop by my hubpages site, thanks.

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