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Blue Hepatus Tang

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Blue Hepatus Tang

Quick StatisticsTemperament: Community
Reef Safe: Yes
Family: Acanthuridae
Native To: Fiji, Indo-Pacific, Solomon Islands
Diet: Herbivore
Adult Size: Up to 12″
Temperature: 72 – 78°F
Water Parameters: sg 1.020-1.026; pH 8.1-8.4; dKH 8-12
Care Level: Easy
Tank Size: 55+ gallons
Scientific Name: Paracanthurus hepatus
Environment: Marine

Also known as a hippo tang
Loves to play dead and hide in crevices
Least aggressive tang, but territorial towards other tangs