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Old 08/13/2004, 12:57 PM
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pictures of blonde Naso vs reg Naso Tang

Just what the title says
Does anyone have a picture of a Blonde Naso and a regular Naso Tang.
Also do these eat grape calurpa?
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Old 08/13/2004, 05:29 PM
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http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...57&TopCatId=43

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...54&TopCatId=43
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Old 08/13/2004, 10:33 PM
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The big difference I noticed with the blondes is the prominenceof yellow across the top of the face and top fin.

I have a regular one (who is awesome btw) and she has yellow on her face, but most of the blondes I have seen have a bright streak of yellow running from their face to their tail.

At one point I heard that this was actually the same species just a different color morph, but I don't know where the phylogeny stands now.
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Old 08/14/2004, 02:39 PM
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"Regular/Common Naso" (also called Lipstick) Tang Naso literatus:
http://www.fishbase.org/Photos/Pictu...4&what=species

"Blonde/Elegant Naso" Tang Naso elegans:

http://www.fishbase.org/Photos/Pictu...4&what=species

IME, neither eat Caulerpa but prefer brown seaweeds like Sargassum and Nori. Adults of both species require aquariums much larger than 125 gallons, IMO.
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Old 08/14/2004, 07:43 PM
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Is that directed toward me?
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Old 08/14/2004, 08:00 PM
Gary Majchrzak Gary Majchrzak is offline
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This is a public board. My posts are directed at everyone that reads them, not anyone in particular, EvilMel.
I once tried keeping an adult Naso literatus in my 225 reef aquarium. It was a huge mistake.
I still love these fish, though- that's why I bother to post on public boards about them.
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Old 08/14/2004, 09:15 PM
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Well I didn't mean to incite the tang police but I am planning a 360g, 10 foot tank. It will unfortunately take me a bit to save up for it but I guarantee that this is one of the fattest happiest fish I have ever seen. She went from skin and bones to a totally healthy, let-you-pet-her kind of fish in a matter of months in my care.

I don't want you to think that just because she is currently housed in a 135 that she always will be. I have been planning a large tank around her from the first day I got her and she will probably be the only large fish I put in that tank. I realise that a 135g is inadequate for an adult Naso for the long term. In fact, I am one of those people who always recommends larger tanks than most people do for various fish (e.g. mandarins).

I didn't mean offense by asking if you were directing your comment to me, and I do think the "tang police" reaction is usually warrented, but it's not in this case. It's likely that shortly I will be moving across country and I am already making plans with my reef club to give someone my tank in exchange for letting me move, set up a new 360 (10'L x 24"H x 36"W) and then come back out here and get Priscilla (my Naso). I have even already planned on taking her in a carry-on, even though everyone says I'm nuts to spend the money for a plane ticket when I can just ship her.

So trust me, this Naso is in very loving, capable hands.
 

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