Red Sea Purple Tang (Zebrasoma xanthurum)

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The Purple Tang (Zebrasoma xanthurum) is a striking marine fish known for its vibrant and intense purple coloration. This species is native to the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea. The body of the Purple Tang is sleek and oval-shaped, with a continuous dorsal fin that extends along its back.

The entire body of the Purple Tang is covered in small, fine scales, giving it a smooth appearance. It has a distinct yellow tail fin, adding a beautiful contrast to its predominantly purple body. The Purple Tang is recognized for its yellow or orange spots on the face, creating a visually appealing pattern.

Known for its active and bold behavior, the Purple Tang is a popular choice among saltwater aquarium enthusiasts. However, it is essential to provide a well-maintained aquarium environment with suitable hiding places and plenty of swimming space for this lively and colorful marine species.


Approximately 5”