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   The Yellow Tang is a marine (saltwater) fish. It can be found in the Pacific Ocean, in an area from Northern Indonesia to the West Pacific of Hawaii. It can also be found off the coast of Australia in the Great Barrier Reef.

   Yellow Tangs do not live in open water, but rather cling close to large, dense coral reefs. They find protection among the many nooks and crannies that are created by the many species of invertebrates, sea anemones, corals, and crustaceans. They also live among many other species of fish such as angelfish, triggerfish, and lionfish.

   If kept in an aquarium, Yellow Tangs need large tanks preferably over 55 gallons. Water quality should be high with water parameters of 79-80oF, alkaline water with a pH of 8.1-8.3, and a specific gravity reading of 1.021-1.024.

  Area of Habitat of Yellow Tang. Photo Courtesy of www.anbg.gov.au/world/australia-region.html       

Photo Courtesy of Australian National Botanical Gardens

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