Blue Hippo Tang
Care Level: Moderate
Reef Compatible: Yes
Max. Size: 12 inches
Minimum Tank Size: 180 gallons
Approximate Purchase Size: 2 to 3 inches
The Blue Hippo Tang, also known as the Regal Blue Tang, Blue Tang, Hippo Tang,
Palette Surgeonfish and Pacific
of the Blue Hippo Tang is 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.
successful with a Blue Hippo Tang a well-established 180 gallon or larger
aquarium with plenty of live rock is necessary to provide plenty of swimming
room, places to hide and graze upon. The Blue Hippo Tang is aggressive towards other
of its species, but peaceful with other fish.
will eat meaty foods along with the other fish in the aquarium, it is important
that they are offered plenty of marine based seaweed and algae. This will
strengthen their immune system, reduce aggression and improve their overall
health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip, and feed at
least 3 times per week.
variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image