Blue Hippo Tang (Paracanthurus hepatus)

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Common Name: Blue Hippo Tang
Scientific Name: Paracanthurus hepatus
Reef-Safe: Yes
Min. Tank Size: 180 gallons
Captive Care: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Max. Size: 26 cm (10")
Range: Coast of East Africa to the islands of Micronesia, Line Islands and Samoa Islands, in the western Pacific from Kochi Prefecture to northern New South Wales 
Depth: 2 - 40m (6.6 - 131.2ft) 
Diet: Omnivore
Remarks: Made instantly recognizable by the movie Finding Nemo. Also called regal tang. African variant has a yellow belly and is highly sort after. Juveniles often found among branching Acropora corals. Has voracious appetite.

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