Why is GEM Tang so expensive?
Gem tangs are deep water fish, and they are so expensive because when they are actually caught, not very many make it to the surface, much less through all the stress of shipping.
How long does a GEM Tang live?
Tangs can live for up to thirty years if properly cared for. However, most tangs only reach 25, which is still very old for a fish. Most beginners struggle with proper tang fish care and this is often the cause of a young tang death.
How much does a GEM Tang cost?
The average cost of a gem tang runs between $1,000-$6,000 due to the complications of their collection. When stressed, gems are prone to marine ich and Uronema – a nasty protozoan infection. They require careful treatment to prevent secondary infections.
Are gem tangs aggressive?
You have a lot of very large tangs for your tank size, they tend to get more aggressive with age. If you try a gem alone, I’d invest in an acclimation box. It’s always a risk, the Sailfin could decide not to accept the gem as well.
What is a black Tang?
Zebrasoma rostratum, the longnose surgeonfish or black tang, is a marine reef tang in the fish family Acanthuridae. They may live at water depths of 10–61 m (33–200 ft) or more. The fish grow to a maximum length of 21 cm (8.3 in).