UNICORN TANG - 3 day metamorphosis !!!

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So I started a new frag tank just before the first of the year. Besides the build itself and the purchasing of some new sps frags, I had the pleasure of considering and purchasing some new fish for the new tank. After my first choice I snagged a nicely shaped and marked Maroon Clown. And I also couldn’t pass up a very tiny black and white striped Damsel. The first choice though was a young Unicorn Tang. Pearl white in color. A really striking fish.
So it has maintained it’s consistent white color for the past 6-7 months. A week ago the 2” tang, now over 4” placed himself in timeout at the back of the frag tank. Looking the “nervous” “stressed” “camouflage” look that Tangs and other fish can exhibit.
3 days later, the young tang emerges with 2 blue spots near its tail. Happy that my tang wasn’t stressed any longer, I looked up the curious markings to find the true identity of my young tang. I now have a Bluespine Unicorn Tang, ( Naso Unicornis).
They grow up so quickly. Lol
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Now all you need to do is stay ahead of the Tang Police and you'll be laughing! :beaming-face-with-smiling-eyes:
I think “Tang Law” states: As long as said owner keeps Tang “horn” shaved or trimmed. A Tang can reside in a 50 gallon frag tank no matter the size? :astonished-face:
 
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I think “Tang Law” states: As long as said owner keeps Tang “horn” shaved or trimmed. A Tang can reside in a 50 gallon frag tank no matter the size? :astonished-face:
I think it also says:
If owner keeps tang in correct health and a good size, I think 16” it says tangs can reside in 2’ tanks quite happily.

Also, pictures of the Unicorn! Also that pair… if only I had a 20’ tank that was 5’ wide for a pair. They are stunning!
 
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I think it also says:
If owner keeps tang in correct health and a good size, I think 16” it says tangs can reside in 2’ tanks quite happily.

Also, pictures of the Unicorn! Also that pair… if only I had a 20’ tank that was 5’ wide for a pair. They are stunning!
Agreed!!! I’m a huge Naso fan!!!
 
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I think it also says:
If owner keeps tang in correct health and a good size, I think 16” it says tangs can reside in 2’ tanks quite happily.

Also, pictures of the Unicorn! Also that pair… if only I had a 20’ tank that was 5’ wide for a pair. They are stunning!
Was it California for the past 5 days. Just took these. Enjoy.
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Was it California for the past 5 days. Just took these. Enjoy.
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That female blue spine looks like she was Atleast 7”, dang I really want a larger (8’+) tank now.
 
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That female blue spine looks like she was Atleast 7”, dang I really want a larger (8’+) tank now.
This one will grab Nori right out of my hand as I’m trying to put it in the vegi-clip. Great fish!
 
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Over here, I’ve actually not seen many tangs from the Naso genus and each time I have it’s been Naso vlamingii, Naso literatus or on some cases Naso elegans.
Right! I was pleasantly surprised to discover the Naso connection. A favorite of mine.
 
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