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The Vlamingii Tang, Naso vlamingii, is sometimes known as the Bignose Unicornfish, Vlaming's Tang, Vlaming's Unicornfish, and the Zebra Unicornfish. The adult Vlamingii Tang features a beautiful blue/grey body with scattered electric blue spots all across. In juveniles, these blue dots are even more visible over the Vlamingii's brown/orange body. These colors change right before your eyes as they grow and mature.
Vlamingii Tang Care Facts:
they area a hardy and easy to care for Tang species making them a great choice for any beginner looking to care for a Tang
in the tank, even after reaching adulthood, the Vlamingii will often morph colors depending on its environment and mood
only one Vlamingii (or Naso) Tang should be kept per tank, unless in a very large aquarium
they are an active species and need plenty of free swimming space in a tank of at least 150 gallons
they will eat both a herbivorous diet of algae and a carnivorous diet; as they age, they tend to eat more meaty foods - they will still be beneficial algae eaters, however
although they will not pick at corals, sometimes they are prone to knock them over
it is suggested to supplement the Vlamingii Tang's diet with Vitamin C to curb the chances of Lateral Line Disease
water quality should be kept at pristine levels
lids should be kept tightly sealed as the Vlamingii is a great jumper and may try to escape
if multiple Tang species are desired, it is best practice to introduce them all into the tank at the same time
Vlamingi was smaller than I had hoped but very lively and eating by next day. Very Pleased with the shipment
Reviewed by: Susan on
This is one of the most beautiful of the Tangs and hardy to boot. These will live it seems like forever.
Reviewed by: GARY KEMP on
Grows quite large and is a very active swimmer
Reviewed by: Karen Mcgregor on