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      MtnDewMan


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      Registered: June 2003
      Location: Mukilteo, WA
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      Scientific Name: Zebrasoma xanthurum
      Max. size: 22.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 20 m
      Climate: tropical; 24 - 28°C
      Distribution: Western Indian Ocean = Red Sea to the Persian Gulf; recorded from Maldives.
      Biology: Often found in groups in coral-rich areas or on rocky bottoms. It small and numerous pharyngeal teeth suggest a diet that consists mainly of filamentous algae.
      Aquarium Care: Feed a good herbivorous diet. This fish is the most hostile of the Zebrasoma genus. It should be the last fish introduced in a community tank, unless kept with other large hostile species. Grazes on filamentous microalgae and small fleshy macroalgaes.

      Photo Courtesy of Charles Fiterman
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      Keywords: Purple Tang; Yellowtail Tang

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