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Old 11/14/2017, 05:13 PM   #1
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Blonde Naso, who has successfully kept one or a pair

Like the title states. I have tried them now two different times and it always ends one of two ways. Either they never eat and die or they live for less than 1 year and die for no apparent reason. I suspect they died or didn't eat because of cyanide but I can't confirm that. Those who have had one or a pair for over a year, where did they come from and did you do anything special for them?


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Old 11/14/2017, 05:29 PM   #2
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Blonde Naso, who has successfully kept one or a pair

I kept a blonde with streamers for a few years before I had to sell it for a move. I didnít do anything special for it and I was a noob back then lol. 2008-2012.

Also it was bought a bit young I think it was about 3-4 inches.


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Old 11/14/2017, 05:52 PM   #3
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Here it is from October 2010. Had to go back and look in my Atlanta reef club posts. Wow time flies! Miss that fish and the saddle back




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Old 11/14/2017, 06:44 PM   #4
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I have given up on them as I have no idea why they never work for me, I currently have other tangs that are over 5 years old. Almost all make it through QT but never truly adapt to the display tank.


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Old 11/14/2017, 07:12 PM   #5
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The last one I tried never was interested in food no matter what I offered. They are such beautiful fish and would really like one for my tank but after three tries with a single fish species, I think it will be time to throw in the towel. I can't see getting a fish that doesn't live even if I get a refund


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Old 11/14/2017, 08:25 PM   #6
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I have had one for just over 2 years now. Very easy fish, went from 3 inches to 8 inches (not including his streamers) in that time. Big fish, fat fish, and a fast grower.

Honestly, he is one of the best personalities in the tank. Very gentle natured. He recognizes me and comes to greet me when I stand next to the tank (far and away my wife's favorite fish), we got an 8 foot long 300 gallon just for him. Hopefully its big enough for at least a couple years!!

I got mine from live aquaria when they were on sale a couple years ago. I fed it mysis during quarantine, now I feed the tank 2-3 sheets of nori and mysis every day.

One thought: You may consider quarantining it with another fish. Now he is a confident fish, but when I got him he was timid and preferred to be close to other fish.







Wish I could get a pic of him raising his doral fin, it is ridiculously awesome.

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Old 11/15/2017, 04:39 AM   #7
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Hi yeah, never had much success with them either. Lives for maybe a year and then just dies.


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Old 11/15/2017, 08:21 AM   #8
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Hi yeah, never had much success with them either. Lives for maybe a year and then just dies.
Same problem, multiple times over past 40 yrs.


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Old 11/15/2017, 09:04 AM   #9
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Back in my younger days, I always had a Naso, and they lived for a long time with no issues.

A few years ago I thought I'd get a pair. When snorkeling in Hawaii I noticed I always saw them swimming in pairs. So I got two, a male and a female, but blonde. They didn't last long. I got another pair. Also didn't last long (a few months generally). I got another, single this time. It disappeared. Got another pair. One died. The remaining one seemed to do well. Then I discovered (6 months later) that there was a Naso in my overflow. I rescued it and put it in the tank. This was the one that had disappeared 6 months previously. Now I had two healthy adjusted Nasos , but they were both male. No matter - I was happy to have them and they got along well. They lived about 2 more years then died for some unknown reason.

I have also suspected that cyanide is the reason for their short lives.


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Old 11/15/2017, 09:22 AM   #10
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Try to get one collected in Hawaii.


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Old 11/15/2017, 09:54 AM   #11
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Try to get one collected in Hawaii.
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Old 11/15/2017, 10:27 AM   #12
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I was unaware that blonde nasos were found/collected in Hawaii. I prefer the Blonde over the regular naso any day of the week but the success stories seem to be few and far between.


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Blondes are not from Hawaii. Blacks are, though.

Is Hawaii still "closed"?


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Old 11/15/2017, 12:36 PM   #14
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Only for private collectors, if you have a commercial license it's still ok to collect but not everywhere. It most affects small fish since you aren't allowed to use certain sized nets is what I have gathered. Flame wrasse for instance have become very scarce and pricing will go up significantly


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Old 11/15/2017, 01:22 PM   #15
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have had a blonde naso along with hippo and yellow tang for about a year now. they all get along and they attack nori/seaweed. naso will take it right out of my hand. he is fat and happy.


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Old 11/15/2017, 03:19 PM   #16
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Have had many over the years. Have had mine for 2 years and got it from another member who had it a year.
In my experience both times I bought a large one (5+") they thrive, eat and are very hardy (here in Canada there's also a hefty price tag on large ones here)
Every other time I bought a smaller one (4times), they perish within a few months.
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Old 11/15/2017, 03:23 PM   #17
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Not the best pic at all but here he is when I first got.him

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Old 11/15/2017, 05:11 PM   #18
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Well when/if I try one again, it will be a larger one I guess. I really enjoy getting fish when they are small and watching them grow up in my care though.


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Old 11/15/2017, 05:38 PM   #19
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Didnít realize that some people struggled with this species. I have had my blonde Naso for 10y now. He was somewhat small then. He has fully matured with nice streamers. When I first got him, wasnít sure if he was male or female. Oddly enough, he is the only Tang in my tank that doesnít eat mysis. He devours pellets and Nori though.


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Old 11/15/2017, 06:00 PM   #20
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For those who have kept one with success (I will call success 2 years or more) where did yours originate from and how large was the Naso when you got it?


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