Blonde Naso tang, dark grey?

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by MarcS, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. MarcS

    MarcS Guest

    I just bought a blonde naso from Live Aquaria and it was a very dark almost black color when I first got it 4 days ago. The next day it lightened up considerably to a grey color and it's stayed that color so far. Is that normal for them do go through this color change from stress? If so how long does it typically last?


    Marc
     
  2. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    Very normal. My tangs change color often. Stress turns them black. I have a light grey Epaulette tang and it has quite a range of color during the day.

    I have never had a Naso, but I like them. Congrats on the new fish.


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  3. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Yup, they do change colors like that, typically stress related.

    I will say though that they require large tanks.
     
  4. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    Tangs are very moody and they show it!
     
  5. MarcS

    MarcS Guest

    Thanks everyone. My tank is 6' long 120 gal. This fish has been swimming nonstop back and forth against the back glass since I got him on Tuesday but today he's been cruising around the rest of the rocks looking over the whole tank. He's a little bit lighter color now too. Hopefully the colors come out to where it looks like the pictures I've seen.

    Marc
     
  6. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    I hope you have plenty of flow in there with room to swim.
     
  7. MarcS

    MarcS Guest

    It's 120 gal, 6' long X 24" tall and 18" front to back. It's my first tank and I think I'm going to start a tank photo journal.
     
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  8. tankguy

    tankguy Vice President

    as that tang gets bigger its gonna need more space. Usually 150-180 and above
     
  9. MarcS

    MarcS Guest

    Thank you and I do plan to move up to a much larger tank in October next year. Right now this fish is almost exactly 3" long. I have lots of space for a huge tank and I don't mind the extra work or maintenance I just can't spend anymore money on this for awhile.

    Right now I think my next upgrade will be 3 Kessil 360W's to replace my cheap LED's I got from ebay. Next year I'll be able to get a new tank, sump and stand then move all of this rock and livestock into it. That's what I'd like to do anyway unless it turns out to be a bad idea.

    Marc
     
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  10. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Good plan, and keep looking towards the upgrade when buying any equipment so that you can reuse it when you go bigger.
     

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