The Blue Unicorn Tang (Naso brevirostris) is also known as the Spotted Unicornfish and the Spotted Blue Unicornfish it originates from the pristine waters surrounding the Indo-Pacific, Red Sea, Africa, Hawaii and Fiji.
Blue Unicorn Tangs are nicely colored with a white, gray or sometimes light green-blue body and the signature unicorn like horn projecting forward from the head.
Their shape also changes from being oval as a juvenile, to a long, bullet-like shape as an adult and their color will gradually darken into a beautiful black and blue coloration. These tangs begin to develop their Unicorn horn on the nose once they enter adulthood.
A preferably larger tank is required to allow for adequate swimming space and water quality. They can be fairly hardy once acclimated and will mix nicely with other non-tang species.
These tangs should primarily eat marine algae and having lots of live rock in your tank will provide grazing opportunities in between meals. Try to give them a varied diet and supplement their diet with marine seaweed using a veggie clip.
Blue Unicorn Tang 6-10 cm
Blue Unicorn Tang
Scientific Name Naso brevirostris Origin
Indo-Pacific, Red Sea,
Africa, Hawaii, Fiji
Max Size 50 cm Reef Safe Yes Min Tank Size Medium-Large Diet Omnivore Care Level Moderate Temperament Semi-Aggressive