Spotted Unicornfish

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Spotted Unicornfish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Spotted Unicornfish and the correct latin name is Naso brevirostris. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Tang family. (e) Origin of this species is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful Tang.

Spotted Unicornfish can grow up to 60 cm what is approximately 23 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 7200cm2 of water surface which is approximately 1116 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is 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 Spotted 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 pH levels shouldn't be outside of 8.0 - 8.3 since most marine fish are used to the mentioned range of pH values.

Spotted Unicornfish, picture 1

Spotted Unicornfish, picture 2

Spotted Unicornfish, picture 3

Thanks to Kenneth Leonard for the pictures. Copyright Ken Leonard.

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