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Scientific Name: Naso vlamingii
Origin: Indo-Pacific, Fiji
- Care Level: Moderate
- Temperament: Semi-aggressive
- Lifespan: 10 years, possibly longer
- Reef Compatible: Yes
- Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
- Maximum Size: 2'
- Diet: Herbivore
- Minimum Tank Size: 125 gallons juvenile, 300 gallons adult
The Vlamingii Tang goes through color changes from juvenile to adulthood. As a juvenile, it is light to dark brown in color and covered in tiny blue spots as well as other blue detailing on the fins and the face. As an adult, it is a purple brown color and retains the blue spots on the face.
It will need a large aquarium that can accommodate its impressive adult size and provide it with plenty of swimming space and hiding places. It is aggressive towards other tangs but will be peaceful with other tankmates and won't harm a reef or invertebrates. While it will eat meaty foods, it should also be fed plenty of seaweed and marine algae to ensure proper health.