BLUE HIPPO TANG - Small 2 - 3 inches

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The Tang or Surgeonfish is one of the most popular fish families for saltwater hobbyists. There many color varieties of tangs and are active swimmers and many of the tangs can grow to well over 8 inches as adults.

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 Paracanthurus hepatus

Common Name: Blue Hippo Tang, Regal Tang

Description: The Blue Hippo Tang is a very beautiful fish and would make a great addition to any tank. This fish is blue in color with black bands and a yellow tailfin. Recommended Tank Size: The Blue Hippo Tang should be kept in a tan that is able to hold at least 150 gallons of water. Temperature within the tank should range between 72 - 82 degrees Fahrenheit with a pH level between 8.1 - 8.4. Make sure the tank is equipped with lots of rockwork, this helps the fish feel a sense of safety and security. This fish will do will in groups and may also be kept singly or with a group of other Blue Hippo Tangs. These fish are relatively shy and at first they may do a lot of hiding behind rocks and in caves but after a while, they'll come out and swim around. The Blue Hippo Tang may even lay on its side and "play dead" but don't be let it alarm you.

Food & Diet: The Blue Hippo Tang does eat algae but it should consistently be fed plankton and meaty foods. The fish may eat frozen mysis shrimp, finely chipped raw shrimp, flakes, pellets, and frozen preparations.

Level of Care: Easy

Reef Compatibility: Not reef compatible, eats algae

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These cichlids are tank raised indoors by a proffessional breeder.  Most of the fish are first generation from wild collected parents (f1)

TANGANYIKA CICHLIDS SOLD ON THIS SITE ARE GENERALLY 1 TO 2 INCHES.  ALL OF THESE FISH ARE SOLD AS UNSEXED JUVENILES. DIFFERENT SIZES WILL BE DESIGNATED IN THE SIZE CHART BELOW.  GENDER CHOICE WILL BE AVAILABLE ON SELECTED MEDIUM AND LARGE FISH ONLY.

Small: 1 inch (some shell dwellers maybe less than one inch)

Regular: 1 - 1.755 inches

Medium: 2.5 - 3 inches

Large: 3.5 -6 inches

If you are stocking a new tank or a tank with cichlids under 3 inches you will be safe with small , and regular sizes.  If you are stocking a tank that has existing cichlids that are over 3 inches you should only choose regular, or medium sizes.