The Blue Tang boasts a vibrant electric blue body dressed with bold black markings. In fact, the black that begins at the eyes, traces the dorsal line down to the tail, and circles back above the pectoral fin to create a unique shape reminiscent of a painter's palette. This marking is why the Blue Tang is also known as the Palette Surgeonfish. It is also called the Pacific Blue Tang, and Hepatus or Regal Tang. Regardless of common name, Paracanthurus hepatus fish is equal parts beauty and peacefulness that suits almost any large community marine aquarium.
Native to reefs across the Indo-Pacific, the Blue Tang relishes a good
hiding location amongst live rock. However, this active fish also loves
to swim. Therefore, ample room to roam around your aquarium is essential
for optimum health. Though peaceful towards most tankmates, the Pacific
Blue will become aggressive towards other fish of its own species. To
keep multiple specimens, introduce the entire lot at once into a larger
The recommended water temperature when keeping Azure Damsel is 72-80° F (22-27° C), the pH-value should be kept in the 8.1-8.4 interval, and the specific gravity should be 1.020-1.025. A carbonate hardness of 8 - 12° dKH is ideal.
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