The Latin name of Purple tang is Zebrasoma xanthurus. They are also known as Red Sea Purple Tang, Yellowtail Tang.
The Purple tang is a beautiful Red Sea Fish in purple color with a yellow tail. The fish is usually very hardy by nature and belongs to a family of aggressive members of the species. It can even
Hunt for a fish with similar behavior and shape. However, it can cope up very well with the community in the tank. Try to arrange a swimming room and a suitable hiding place for this fish. Large purple tangs are rare but small and medium sized ones are quiet common.
The size of the purple tangs vary greatly
- The small Purple tangs 1”- 2” or the size may vary.
- The medium Purple tangs 2″-3″ or the size may vary.
- The large Purple tangs 3″-4″ or the size may vary.
- The X-Large Purple tangs 4″-5″ or the size may vary.
The minimum aquarium size to keep a Purple tang fish would be at least 20.
The Purple tang is an herbivore. Feed your Purple tang with varied diets. The variety of diet of your Purple tang includes,
- dried algae sheets and
- frozen and flake foods
A Purple tang is compatible with a reef tank. Usually it eats some algae. Some related Purple tang includes
- Gem Tang
- Sailfin Tang
- Scopas Tang
- Yellow Tang and
- More Tangs
The Red Sea fish is always a rare species. They are very unpredictable. So, Purple tangs are in high demand and sold away faster.
The price of the Purple Tang mainly depends on size
A small Purple tang fish would cost you around $129.
A medium Purple tang fish would cost you around $139.
A large Purple tang fish would cost you around $149.00.
An X-Large Purple tang fish would cost you around $175.00.
Perhaps, The Purple Tang is the most wanted Tang in the aquarium industry. So if you already have a rare collection of a Purple Tang in your aquarium, feel great and take proper care of your fish.