| Exact reproductive habits for Yellow Tangs but
similar characters happen throughout the Surgeonfish. Yellow Tangs
have two separate sexes, male and female. The male and female sexes
are extremely hard to distinguish but males tend to be larger. They are known to spawn as
pairs. Their reproduction has been tied to the lunar cycle with
spawning happening on the new moon or the full moon. A courtship
takes place and the two fish swim towards the surface, releasing
their gametes into the water. Eggs are formed and hatch with in a
Males may reproduce with more then one female
and the females reproduces about once a month .
There is not much known about the reproduction of
Yellow Tangs because there as been very few spawns in public
aquariums and few have been witnessed in the wild.