The blue tang is also called the palette surgeonfish, due to the black mark on its side that is shaped like a painter’s palette. The name “surgeonfish” refers to the spines near the fish’s tail, which resemble a surgeon’s scalpel. This makes them dangerous to handle. Despite this, they are very popular aquarium fish, particularly after being popularized in animated movies.
These blue tang minis are each 1 inch long and feature the striking blue coloration, black side markings, and yellow tail of the actual fish.
The material is a soft plastic that has a slight squish.