The Blonde Naso Tang is an attractive surgeon fish. Due to its mouth?s appearance similar to the pouted orange lips it is named as red lip surgeonfish, Orange spine surgeonfish. With its beautiful lip like structure and a pair of spines surrounded by a bright orange area on either side of the caudal peduncle, makes the Blonde Naso Tang stand out of the crowd of other fine fishes. It is also a peace loving fish and hence does not disturb or harm any other inhabitants. The Blonde Naso Tang needs a plentiful space along with some live rocks and there it is all set to settle down smoothly in the given reef tank. The Blonde Naso Tang can be provided with some meaty foods and a variety of algae. It is very active swimmer, hence needs lot of space for swimming during the day as at night they tend to sleep behind rocks and hide themselves from predators. We recommend you not to add the Blonde naso tang until the aquarium is well established and stable with prolific algae growth and some detritus for the fish to eat. One should not keep more than one Blonde Naso Tang, since it is not that peaceful to its own species and causes some territorial issues. It is considered reef safe but with caution, as sometimes it might nip hard and soft corals if not properly fed. Be careful while handling this fish, as the scalpels can inflict painful wounds, also the spines may also get entangled in the net, so the use of bucket or a plastic bag is suggested while catching it. Since the Blonde Naso Tang doesn?t produce mucus to protect itself against skin ailments, it gets affected from the ailments such as marine ich.
The Blonde Naso Tang, a.k.a. Lipstick Tang, is a beautiful, colorful, peaceful, and "easy to take care of" Tang. These fish have a gray body with a yellow dorsal fin. The face of the Naso is marked with black between the eyes, yellow above the eyes, and orange around the mouth, which gives the appearance of lipstick. The Naso Tang is certainly one of the most popular tangs, due to its hardiness and easy personality. These fish are peaceful towards other species and are voracious eaters. They love to be fed and enjoy lots of swimming room. They are voracious algae eaters. These fish will often exhibit white spots along their body when the lights in your aquarium first come on. It is nothing to be alarmed about.The Surgeonfish family consists of fish which are colorful, thin-bodied, and usually have an oval shape. These fish have long continuous dorsal and anal fins and crescent tailfins. The scalpel at the base of their tailfin is very sharp and is used by the fish for protection from predators as well as a way of establishing itself with other fish. These fish are usually seen at reefs eating algae all day long. Some Surgeonfish can be venomous.Photo by Saltwaterfish.com member, slammy16.