Care Level: Moderate
Reef Compatible: Yes
Max. Size: Up to 24"
Vlamingii Naso Tang (Naso Vlamingii)
The Vlamingii Tang, otherwise known as the Vlaming's Unicornfish are brown to purple as juveniles. Above the lateral line, their bodies are spotted with intricate bright blue patterns. Once they mature, their colors shift from the brown-purple coloring to a lighter disposition.
These fish should be housed in 360 gallon tanks or larger for ample swimming room and places to hide. The Vlamingii Tang may be aggressive towards other tangs, but they are peaceful towards other fish and they won’t harm sessile invertebrates within a reef aquarium.
Although tangs will eat meaty foods, they prefer marine based seaweed and algae which boosts their immune system, reduce aggression, and improve overall health. To feed them, tie dried seaweed to a rock or use a veggie clip, and feed at least 3 times per week.