Lip­stick tang

Practical Fishkeeping (UK) - - Marine -

Sci­en­tific name: Naso el­e­gans / litu­ra­tus Ori­gin: In­dian Ocean in­clud­ing Red Sea Max­i­mum size: Around 30cm Cost: £35-100+

With its yel­low dor­sal fin, N. el­e­gans is easy to dis­tin­guish from the black-finned Pa­cific species, N. litu­ra­tus. Hus­bandry for each is iden­ti­cal.

Lip­stick tangs are sel­dom ag­gres­sive to­wards tank­mates and are of­ten ig­nored by bel­liger­ent res­i­dents. Be aware of their size po­ten­tial and en­sure you of­fer a var­ied diet.

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