Bignose Unicornfish

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Bignose Unicornfish

This species is known as Bignose Unicornfish and the correct latin name is Naso vlamingii. It belongs to the Tang family. (e) Origin of this fish is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

In general this is a peaceful Tang.

Bignose Unicornfish can grow up to 60 cm what is approximately 23 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 7200cm2 of water surface which is approximately 1116 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums that are very large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Bignose Unicornfish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The recommended pH level is between 8.0 and 8.3 since marine fish are used to these levels in general.

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Document modified on Tue Dec 18 21:04:58 UTC 2007
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