Orangespine unicornfish - Naso lituratus
Species Name: Naso lituratus
Synonyms: Naso lituratus, Naso literatus, Acanthurus lituratus, Callicanthus lituratus, Aspisurus carolinarum, Prionurus eoume, Monoceros garretti
Common Names: Orangespine unicornfish
Family: Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, tangs, unicornfishes)
Order: Perciformes (Perch-likes)
Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned Fishes)
Max.Size: 46.0 cm / 18.1inches
Origin: Eastern Indian Ocean, Western Central and Eastern Central Pacific
Temperament: Relatively aggressive
Company: Keep only one Naso lituratus (Orangespine unicornfish), not several of the same species, in an aquarium unless it is very large. Do not keep them in reef tanks.
Aquarium Setup: Naso lituratus (Orangespine unicornfish) requires quite a lot of room, the right companions, lots of open space, strong water currents, and safe places where it can seek shelter. Put Orangespine unicornfish in last in an already established aquarium system. Allow some algae growth and detritus accumulation. Oxygen levels must be kept high.
Food: Naso lituratus (Orangespine unicornfish) mainly eats brown algae in the wild. Soutable food in an aquarium includes brine shrimp, live marine algae, boiled broccoli and brussel sprouts, larger meaty shrimps, euphausiids and worms.
Breeding: We are unable to provide any information about how to breed Naso lituratus (Orangespine unicornfish) in aquariums.
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