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      Naso Elegans Tang
      Naso Elegans Tang

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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Naso elegans
      Max. size: 45.0 cm SL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine
      Climate: tropical
      Distribution: Indian Ocean = Red Sea south to Durban, South Africa and east through the islands of the western Indian Ocean to southwestern Indonesia, at least to Bali. Not reported from the Gulf of Oman, Persian Gulf, or India. Previously considered the Indian Ocean color variant of Naso lituratus.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 26-30; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 27-30. Dorsal fin yellow with a blue line at base and a black band above this; anal and pelvic fins dark brown; dorsal and anal fins with a narrow blue margin and black submarginal line; caudal fin yellowish with black upper and lower margins and a submarginal black band posteriorly. Caudal fin emarginate with adult males having trailing filaments from each corner.
      Biology: Feeds on benthic algae
      Aquarium Care: Usually not aggressive unless the fish is the same or similar species. Grazes on macroalgae.

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      Keywords: Naso Elegans Tang; Surgeonfish

  1.   Sun December 17, 2006 11:30am Rating: 10.00 
    1. matts125
      Brittle Starfish

      Registered: June 2005
      Location: vancouver wa
      Posts: 2,144

      I love the Naso!

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