The striking color of the Zebrasoma xanthurum Purple Tang is hard to beat.  Not only an excellent algae grazer the Zebrasoma tangs are one of the most recognizable fish in the reef aquarium hobby.

PURPLE TANG Zebrasoma xanthurum

  • Species: Zebrasoma xanthurum

    Common:  Purple Tang

    Category: Reef Safe Marine fish

    APROX Purchase Size:

    SMALL =  2 - 2.75 inches

    MEDIUM =  2.76 - 3 inches

    LARGE =  3.01 - 4 inches

    X LARGE =  4.01 inches +


    SPECIAL NOTE: Zebrasoma xanthurum is easy to keep, they readily accept frozen mysis and brine, flake food, and small pellet.

    Natural Ecology: Zebrasoma xanthurum are found exploring the reefs of the Red Sea, this ICONIC Tang forrages for algae all day.  They are known to be aggressive towards ALL other genus and species of Tangs, housing mutliple tangs is ONLY SUGGESTED with large aquariums 100 + gallons

    Aquarium Size : 75 GALLON MINIMUM 




    Feeding: Plankton, blended Mysis shrimp, baby brine shrimp, pellet (occassionaly) and flake.


    Aggression: SEMI Aggresive; This species is often highly aggressive towards other Tangs.