The Naso Tang is light gray with a yellow stripe on both the dorsal and anal fin. When matured, the body takes on a darker bluish-gray tone and the juvenile striping is supplemented with additional color. The tail takes on a lyre shape and two yellow patches appear at the peduncle spines near the tail. A thin, black mask forms between the eyes and mouth, and the lips develop a yellow color.
A 135 gallon or larger aquarium is necessary to provide plenty of swimming room, places to hide, and a tight-fitting lid to prevent jumping to escape. It is aggressive towards other tangs, but peaceful with other fish in the tank. It is totally reef safe.
The diet of the Naso Tang should consist of marine algae and vegetarian items such as spirulina, meaty planktivore preparations, and dried seaweed.
***NOTE-TANG PICTURED IS A LARGER ADULT***