Gem Tang (Zebrasoma Gemmatum)

Common Name: Gem Tang
Scientific Name: Zebrasoma gemmatum
Reef-Safe: Yes
Min. Tank Size: 100 gallons
Captive Care: Easy
Temperament: Aggressive
Max. Size: 23 cm (9")
Range: Mauritius to Madagascar and Natal
Depth: 25 - 60m (82 - 196.9ft)
Diet: Herbivore
Remarks: It is actually quite common in the East Africa waters where it comes from, but this fish was originally exported out of Mauritius only. Its extremely remote and limited collection origin attributed to its 4-digit high price in the US. But now as more are readily available out of Madagascar, its prices have become relatively more affordable to hobbyists. A species that can get aggressive and shares the same temper and hardiness as the purple tang.