Blue Unicorn Tang
Care Level: Moderate
Reef Compatible: Yes
Max. Size: 24 inches
Minimum Tank Size: 300 gallons
Approximate Purchase Size: About 3 inches
The Blue Unicorn Tang are also known as the Spotted Unicornfish.
The Blue Unicorn Tang is silver as a juvenile and will gradually darken into a black and blue coloration with age. Their shape also changes from being oval as a juvenile, to a long, bullet-like shape as an adult. These tangs also develop a long horn on the nose when they enter adulthood.
To be successful with a Blue Unicorn Tang a well-established 300 gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of live rock is necessary to provide plenty of swimming room, places to hide and graze upon. The Blue Unicorn Tang is aggressive towards its own species, but peaceful with other fish, this fish should not only do fine, but be a highlight in even the largest of tanks.
Although Tangs will eat meaty foods along with the other fish in the aquarium, it is important that they are offered plenty of marine based seaweed and algae. This will strengthen their immune system, reduce aggression and improve their overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip, and feed at least 3 times per week.
Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided.