Orangespine Unicornfish

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Orangespine Unicornfish

This species is known as Orangespine Unicornfish and the correct latin name is Naso lituratus. It belongs to the Tang family. (e) It's origin is Eastern Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful Tang.

Orangespine Unicornfish can grow up to 45 cm what is approximately 17 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 5400cm2 of water surface which is approximately 837 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks that are large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Orangespine 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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Thanks to Kenneth Leonard for the pictures. Copyright Ken Leonard.

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