Care Level: Moderate
Reef Compatible: Yes
Max. Size: 12 inches
Minimum Tank Size: 125 gallons
Approximate Purchase Size: 2 to 3 inches
The Scopas Tang, also known as the Brown Tang, Twotone Tang or Brush-tail Tang.
of Scopas Tangs is highly variable they incorporate shades of gray, brown,
yellow and white. Some specimens can be solid yellow, while others solid black.
They are very popular in the aquarium trade because of their color, shape, and
propensity to eat nuisance algae, such as hair algae in the aquarium. The long
snout enables them to reach filamentous algae in reef interstices that are out
of the reach of other species.
successful with a Scopus Tang a well-established 125 gallon or larger aquarium
with plenty of live rock is necessary to provide plenty of swimming room,
places to hide and graze upon. The Scopus is aggressive towards its own species
and other similarly shaped fish, 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