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Blonde Naso Tang
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Blonde Naso Tang (Naso elegans)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Black, Blue
Diet Herbivore
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4
Max. Size 1' 6"
Origin Maldives, Sri Lanka
Family Acanthuridae
Minimum Tank Size 180 gallons
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The Blonde Naso Tang, also known as the Orange-spine Unicornfish, darkens with maturity. As a juvenile, it is gray with a yellow stripe on both the dorsal and anal fin. When matured, the body takes on a darker bluish-gray tone and the juvenile striping is supplemented with additional color. The tail takes on a lyre shape and two yellow patches appear at the peduncle spines near the tail. A thin, black mask forms between the eyes and mouth, and the lips develop a yellow color. Naso Tangs from Hawaii are often more brightly colored than those found in other areas.

A 180 gallon or larger aquarium is necessary to provide plenty of swimming room, places to hide, and a tight-fitting lid to prevent jumping to escape. It is aggressive towards other tangs, but peaceful with other fish in the tank.

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 2"; Small/Medium: 2" to 3"; Medium 3" to 4"; Medium/Large: 4" to 6"; Large: 6" to 8"; X Large (Male) 8" to 9" XX Large 9" to 10"

Customer Testimonials

David P Grafton , WI
Just received my Blonde Naso Tang, and what can I say? GREAT quality of fish. He/she is very beautiful and healthy and makes a great main attraction to my tank. Keep up the good work and great quality of fish.
Jim I Cocolalla , ID
This fish is more beautiful then the picture!!! This was my first time ordering fish online and had them delivered to my house. He's a true male and stud! We will be diffentlly ordering from Foster and Smiths again! Thank you soooo much and look forward to my next order.
Tammie H Puyallup , WA
Received my blonde naso today and all I can say is WOW!!. Very nice large, healthy fish. He started eating within an hour, couln't be happier!!
Zach B Chicago , IL
I purchased a small Blonde Naso and have had great success with her. They do grow pretty quickly when they are small and are very active. Mine is in an 8 foot long tank and still does some pretty fast laps. I don't know if I would recommend anything shorter than 8 feet.
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