Spotted unicornfish - Naso maculatus Naso maculatus
Spotted unicornfish


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Spotted unicornfish - Naso maculatus

Species Name: Naso maculatus


Common Names: Spotted unicornfish

Family: Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, tangs, unicornfishes)

Order: Perciformes (Perch-likes)

Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes)

Max. Size: 60.0 cm / 23.6 inches

Environment: Marine-reef

Origin: Western Central and Eastern Central Pacific

Temperament: Harmless

Company: Don’t keep several Naso maculates in the same aquarium unless its large. Naso maculates is unsuitable for reef tanks.

Aquarium Setup: Naso maculates (Spotted unicornfish) requires plenty of room and open water space since they are lively swimmers. They also need suitable companions, strong currents and some sheltered places. The system should be stabilised before you put the Spotted unicornfish in the aquarium. Some algal growth is beneficial and oxygen levels must be high.

Food: Naso maculates (Spotted unicornfish) eats green plants and noxious algae in the wild. In captivity you can also feed them boiled brussel sprouts and broccoli, larger shrimps, all kinds of worms, euphausiids, brine shrimp and live marie algae.

Breeding: We do not have any information about breeding Naso maculates (Spotted unicornfish) in aquariums.

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