Purple Tang | Zebrasoma xanthurus | 5-6"

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Purple Tang (Zebrasoma xanthurus)

The Purple Tang (Zebrasoma xanthurus) is one of the most prized specimens of all saltwater fish. If housed properly, it is a rewarding and attractive addition to any large fish-only or reef tank. Be sure to provide good lighting, lots of free swimming space and plenty of potential hiding spots for the Purple Tang. They can be very aggressive and do not fare well with tank mates of similar body shape, especially other Tangs of the genus Zebrasoma.


Purple Tang (Zebrasoma xanthurus)-Feeding

The Purple Tang will graze on algae in the aquarium as well as accepting other prepared foods both frozen and dried. Purple Tangs need vitamin supplements that are high in beta-carotene, to help prevent lateral line disease.




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  • 5
    Super Nice Fish!

    Posted by William Howard on Sep 10th 2019

    This was my first time ordering from NYAquatic and I could not be more pleased. The fish I received was in excellent condition, good color, no blemishes, and a little larger than I expected. It was packaged very well and arrived without delay. I am definitely going to purchase from NYAquatic again! Thank you Michael for a great fish.

  • 5
    Great Tang Gang

    Posted by Pete Luna on Sep 5th 2019

    Received three purple tangs all heathy as can be. Just completed 30 day QT and all are in the display tang eating like horses. Will definitely purchase more fish.

  • 5
    Great deal, more than what I expected

    Posted by Unknown on Aug 22nd 2019

    Thank you , great addition to my tank!

  • 4
    Purple Tang

    Posted by Cris on Aug 12th 2019

    I ordered a purple tang...the price was right...came delivered on time...a little fin tears, but maybe you should expect that with all they go’s been a week and he’s doing great and eating...i think he will be just fine...i would do it again

  • 5
    Delivered As Promised

    Posted by Unknown on Jul 16th 2019

    2nd Purchase from NY Aquatics, two purple tangs, arrived in outstanding shape at a great price

  • 5
    Best Price EVER!!!!

    Posted by on Apr 9th 2019

    Fantastic seller - open to help you and advise you what is best for your tank. I got PERFECT fish - absolutely no issues, great packaging, and super hard to beat pricing! Michael - THANK YOU! You will always be the first person I come to when I need more finned friends! ❤️

  • 5
    Very Healthy Purple Tang

    Posted by Unknown on Mar 28th 2019

    I was a bit skeptical when I saw the pricing on these fish as these prices were so much more reasonable than all other salers. However the fish cam in healthy, lively, beautiful and is eating hardily already.

  • 5
    Purple tangys

    Posted by Unknown on Dec 6th 2018

    I introduced them together in the dark. They both scattered opposite directions in my 75g. When checked them a couple of hrs later they were both swimming in sync. Every once and a while theres a little chase, but lasts no longer than a second. They're eating good and are beautiful.

  • 4
    Purple tang

    Posted by Lester Lloyd on Nov 19th 2018

    The two were a little on the thin side but eating and were not shy I should definitely have a long life with these beautiful fish and price is truly unbeatable