Blonde Orangespine Unicornfish (Naso elegans)

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Blonde Orangespine Unicornfish

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Blonde Orangespine Unicornfish

Naso elegans

568 Litres (150 US G.)

40-46 cm (15.7-18.1")

pH

8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Herbivore
Other (See article)

6-10 years

Family

Acanthuridae





Additional names

Blonde Naso Tang, Elegant Unicornfish, Blonde Orangespine Unicornfish, Indian Orangespine Unicornfish


Origin

Sexing

Tank compatibility

Though N.elegans is generally peaceful, it may have compatibility issues with other Tangs. Exercise caution when adding multiple tangs to your aquarium.

Diet

Though Naso Tangs will readily accept meaty foods in the home aquarium, They need to have algae in their diets. Feed them some greens a few times a week to keep them at optimal health.

Feeding regime

Naso Tangs need to be fed a one or more times a day.

Environment Specifics

Behaviour

Identification

Very similar in shape and colour to the Naso lituratus, and some believe them to be the same species. The primary difference being the yellow dorsal fin on the N.elegans and whereas the N.lituratus is found in the Western and Central Pacific, the N.elegans is found in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean.

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