The Naso Tang, also known as the Orangespine Unicornfish, darkens with maturity. As a juvenile, the Naso Tang from Hawaii is dark gray with a blue stripe following along the dorsal fin and an orange stripe in the anal fin. When matured, the body takes on a reddish-brown tone and the juvenile striping is supplemented with additional color.
A 180 gallon or larger aquarium is necessary to provide plenty of swimming room, and places to hide, with a tight-fitting lid provided 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.
|Minimum Tank Size: 180 gallons|
|Care Level: Moderate|
|Reef Compatible: Yes|
|Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025|
|Max. Size: 1′ 6″|
|Color Form: Black, Blue, Orange, Red, Yellow|
|Compatibility: View Chart|
|Origin: Fiji, Hawaii, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Vanuatu|
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1″ to 2″; Small/Medium: 2″ to 3″; Medium: 3″ to 4″; Medium/Large: 4″ to 6″; Large: 6″ to 8″; X Large 8″ to 9″