A marine fish commonly named as a “Blue Tang” was the inspiration behind this flourishing Gloucestershire based UK business. Ross was so fascinated by the Indo-Pacific surgeonfish after keeping a tank at home for 15 years that he decided to set up an aquatic business in Quedgeley in 2010, calling it BLUETANGMARINE.
Ross, who has a passion for all things marine, is still trading from the same premises but now operates bluetang® marine as wholesale only, and specialises in sustainable coral and the additives that keep it alive”.
The Blue Tang is still a big part of his life. “He’s 13 now and enormous,” said Ross. “He’s had to have several new tanks as he grew, in order to accommodate him properly.”
The fish is very distinctive with a royal blue circular body which is flat like a pancake, a pointed snout-like nose and a yellow tail. Dory in the film ‘Finding Nemo’ is a regal blue tang.