Bluespine unicornfish

Species information for the Bluespine unicornfish, in the Tangs category.

  1. FAMILY - Acanthuridae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Naso Unicornis

    COMMON NAME - Bluespine Unicornfish

    SIZE - 27.1" (69 cm)

    RANGE - Indo Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 200 US Gal. (757 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Varied diet of Vegetable matter, dried Marine algae, frozen herbivore fare, spirulina, slices of zucchini, broccoli, formula 2 frozen cubes. Frozen meaty foods for planktivores. Feeds mostly on brown macroalgae. Feed 3 times a day.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Grazes on macroalgae, safe with most invertebrates, may nip large polyped corals.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Needs plenty of swimming room and adequate hiding places, may be aggressive towards close relatives. Keep only one per tank, conspecifics will show aggression towards each other, good growth of microalgae is a plus, constant grazer, may jump out of an open top tank. Brown macroalgae a must in the diet.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 5, 2014
    jhnrb, Jul 10, 2009