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Vlamingii Tang (Naso vlamingii)
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Minimum Tank Size: 360 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 2'
Color Form: Black, Blue, Purple, Tan
Diet: Herbivore
Compatibility: View Chart
Origin: Indonesia, Solomon Islands
Family: Acanthuridae

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The Vlamingii Tang, also known as the Vlaming's Unicornfish, or Bignose Unicornfish, has a brown to purple body color when an adult. In the juvenile, The color graduates from lighter, dorsaly, to darker, ventrally. It has vertical markings on the body and blue highlights. The dorsal fin, anal fin, tail, and face are all sparingly detailed in a brilliant bright blue.

A 360 gallon or larger aquarium is necessary to provide plenty of swimming room and places to hide. The aquarium should have a tight-fitting lid to prevent the fish from jumping out to escape. It is aggressive toward other Tangs, but peaceful with other fish, and will not harm sessile invertebrates within the reef aquarium.

Although Tangs will eat meaty foods along with the other fish in the aquarium, it is important that they are offered plenty of marine based seaweed and algae. This will strengthen their immune system, reduce aggression and improve their overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip, and feed at least 3 times per week. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products and are very easy to use.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/2" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 6"; Large: 6" to 8"


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SW - Vlamingii Tang, Sub Adult (Maldives) - Medium
  CN-74578,  $ 109.99
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  CN-74591,  $ 199.99
SW - Vlamingii Tang, Adult (Indonesia) - Large
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