Koi Scopas Tang
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Scientific Name: Zebrasoma scopas
Origin: Indo-Pacific, Fiji
- Care Level: Moderate
- Temperament: Semi-aggressive
- Lifespan: 10 years, possibly longer
- Reef Compatible: Yes
- Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
- Maximum Size: 1'
- Diet: Herbivore
- Minimum Tank Size: 125 gallons
The Scopas Tang is dark brown and yellow in coloration. It has small light blue markings throughout the body. Like other members of its genus, its dorsal and anal fins are quite large and impressive and can be flared out at will to make it appear bigger. The Koi Scopas tang is a rare variety with blue and variation of markings throughout its body.
Like all tangs, it will appreciate plenty of swimming room and is an active, lively fish. It is peaceful towards most tankmates but cannot be housed with other tangs. While it will eat meaty foods, it should be given plenty of seaweed and marine algae to ensure proper nutrition.