The Blonde Naso Tang (Naso elegans) is also known as the Orange-spine Unicorn fish, Elegant Unicorn fish and Smooth headed Unicorn fish.
The Blonde Naso Tang is a tropical fish found in coral reefs in the Indian Ocean. As a juvenile, it is mostly gray in color with a yellow stripe on both the dorsal and anal fins. Once matured, the body takes on a darker bluish-gray tone and the juvenile striping is supplemented with additional coloring.
The tail takes on a lyre tail 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.
Like all Naso species, they have the ability to quickly and dramatically change their coloration, depending on mood or environment. When excited or hiding in the reef their body can become almost black with gray splotchy patches.
Blonde Naso Tang 15-20 cm
Blonde Naso Tang
Scientific Name Naso elegans Origin Indian Ocean Max Size 25 cm Reef Safe Yes Min Tank Size Medium-Large Diet
Care Level Moderate Temperament Semi Aggressive