Blue Tang

Paracanthurus hepatus

Body Length:Up to 12"
Geographic Distribution:Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean
Habitat:Indo-Pacific reefs
Wild Diet:Algae and plankton
Status in the Wild:Least Concern
Location:Living Coast

Blue tangs are a royal blue, oval-bodied small fish with a yellow tail and black design resembling the number 6 or a painter's palette. The blue tang's popularity in home aquariums rose significantly after Finding Nemo was released, as the character of Dory is a blue tang.