The Lopezi Tang is a lively elegant swimmer and a great addition to any reef tank. It is very beautiful with a delicate pattern formed by many small spots. The Lopezi Tang has the unique capability to change its body color from pale to brilliant dark, depending on the mood and the environment around. All Naso species are peaceful, which makes them a great addition to any community aquarium. The Lopezi Tang gets along with other fishes, and we advise you to keep this tang singly. Being an herbivore, it feeds mainly on algae and may topple corals while swimming about in fast clips. The Lopezi Tang requires lot of water turbulence highly saturated with oxygen rather than a placid aquarium. It needs lot of hiding spots in the aquarium, therefore we advise you to keep plenty of rockwork in your tank. The Lopezi Tang is active during the day and needs sleep at night, and plenty of space to swim. Once it is acclimatized, it becomes accustomed to aquarium foods and becomes quite hardy. The Lopezi Tang is a continuous feeder, and needs to have a proper diet. The food includes frozen brine and mysis shrimp, which should be fed 2-3 times a day. Since the Lopezi Tang is susceptible to ailments like Lateral Line Disease (LLD), it is necessary to supplement their diet with food enriched with vitamin C. Also, you need to do vigorous filtration, protein skimming, and regular small water changes to keep these ailments at bay. Unlike other fishes of Acanthuridae species, it doesn?t produce skin mucus and therefore can also be susceptible to marine itch or marine velvet, and must then be quarantined immediately till it becomes healthy. The Lopezi Tang is considered a good jumper and can only be kept in an aquarium with closed lid to avoid unnecessary accidents. It can be territorial and therefore it is advisable to add all the tangs at once to avoid the aggressive behavior to other fishes. The Lopezi Tang doesn?t show any distinctive characteristics and is very difficult to breed in captivity.
The Juvenile Lopezi Tang is very similar to the Naso Tang, but the Lopezi is a pretty light blue with numerous blue spots along its body. The Lopezi Tangs 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.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.Photo by Saltwaterfish.com member, LimitedSlip.