Zebrasoma scopas
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Zebrasoma scopas

Common Names: Brown Scopas Tang
Scopas Tang
Family: Acanthuridae
Category: Acanthuroids
Distribution: Pacific - South
Main Ecosystem: Reef
Temperament: Peaceful; One of the most peaceful of the tangs.
Diet: Herbivore; The Scopas tang is a herbivore and needs plenty of vegetable matter to forage on. This will stregthen the immune system of the Scopas tang. Dried Seaweed and spirilina flakes are excellent for this fish. I have also fed Brocchli and grape calerpa to supplement it`s feeding. Mysis and vitamin fortified brine can be fed occasionally.
Care: The Scopas tang should be kept in a 75+ gallon tank and is rated as moderate on the care level. They are reef safe and a very good addition to the tank.
22°C - 26°C
72°F - 79°F
Specific Gravity:
1.02 - 1.025
Potential Size: Male: 30.5cm (12")
Female: 30.5cm (12")
Water Region: Middle, Bottom
Activity: NonSpecific
Breeding: Very rare in the SW aquarium.
Variants: Juveniles have a slight purplish color. Adult have a yellowish brown color.
Comments: The Scopas Tang is a great fish for the SW aquarium. With proper water parameters they should be O in your tank. They need plenty of vegatable matter to forage on during the day. In a tank 125 gallons or less only one at a time is recommended.
Main Colours: Brown, Yellow
Markings: No Markings
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Convex
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Image Credit: Melosu58
Submitted By: Melosu58
Contributors: Melosu58, JBennett181
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