Blue Lipped Bristletooth Tang
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The Blue Lip Bristletooth Tang is an orangy brown colour. It has blue lips and a blue/grey chest, dorsal and anal fins also have a blue trim on the edge. There are faint thin blue lines running across the body and yellow spots on its head and face. It also has a yellow ring around its eye. Each side of the caudal peduncle has a spine which erects when excited. Aquarists should be careful when handling them. Juveniles' colours vary between yellow and pale brown.
A 90 gallon or larger aquarium is necessary to provide plenty of swimming room. It is aggressive towards other Tangs, but peaceful with other fish.
Although Tangs will eat meaty foods along with the other fish in the aquarium, it is important that they are offered plenty of marine based seaweed and algae. This will strengthen their immune system, reduce aggression and improve their overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip, and feed at least 3 times per week.