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Blue Tang Megan #9
Transcript of Blue Tang Megan #9
Found in the Indo-Pacific
Water temperatures: 72 - 78 degrees
Water depth: 6 - 131 feet Predators and Prey
Are eaten by Tuna, Tiger Groupers, & Bar Jacks
Defend itself by the sharp pair of spines on their tail
Can become semi-transparent
Tuna Tiger Grouper Bar Jack By: Megan Davis #9 Sixth Grade Science Things you may not know about the blue tang
their flesh has a strong odor and is poisonous
they are NOT at risk
part of the surgeon fish family
can change color from blue to purple
other names: regal tang, palette surgeonfish, royal blue tang, hippo tang, flagtail surgeonfish, pacific regal blue tang, and blue surgeonfish. Offspring, Reproduction, & Life Span
Eggs 0.8 mm in diameter
Fertilized eggs hatch in 24 hours
40,000 eggs per spawning session
Spawning occurs during late afternoon and evening hours
Life span: 20-30 years <------ DORY BLUE TANG --------> More interesting facts
Males are larger than females
Not overly aggressive
Diet: omnivore Basic Information
eat algae and plankton
weight: 1 pound
length in wild: 12 inches
length in captivity: 8 inches THANK YOU FOR WATCHING!!!