Chocolate surgeon

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  1. lancehall123

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    Hi Guys,

    I feel like such a newbie right now. I have fallen into the trap of thinking that the bright yellow tang in the shop was actually a yellow tang itself. When I called the LFS now they told me that it was a Chocolate surgeon even though the owner of the shop said that I can book it because it's still under quarentine. When he wrote in his book, he wrote (yellow tang) so I thought it was a genuine yellow tang.

    I feel so cheated out right now because it has been my goal to get a yellow tang.

    Has anyone else fallen into this trap?

    Thanks,
    Lance
     
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  3. Afsal

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    did you already pay / coll it ?
     
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    Not that exact trap, but I caught camel shrimp the other day thinking they were the same species of peppermint shrimp... I caught three and put them in my tank. Now I've found out they can and do eat soft corals!:eek:
     
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    @Afsal.... thanks for the response. No I haven't paid for it but I had offered too. I am due to collect this weekend after its had its quarentine.
    @brentch... Thanks for the response. I have seen many people fall into that trap. So you are not the only one.

    So bummed out right now because i thought I was getting a good deal.
     
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    Yip, I have, although I knew it wasn't a proper yellow tang, but it was a beautiful yellow fish, after a while it turned into a brown tang, was still a nice fish though, but a swine dog for aggression with certain new inhabitants.
     
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    You right, It is a beautiful yellow fish but dont you think that if the guy said a yellow tang then I should get one?
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Well I suppose you could take a chance and stand and argue the fact and try and wangle a yellow tang out of them, but in all honesty, that is just going to sour the relationship between yourself and the shop. Also I suppose you could say that both of you are wrong as there are so many different common names for fish, scientific names should only be used, but nobody does, lol. If the shop had labelled it as a flavescens then you would have grounds to stand on, but like what happened to me, the shop had a tang, it was yellow, so they called it a yellow tang, even though I knew it wasn't a proper "yellow tang" I still bought it as I thought it was an Atlantic Blue Tang, turned out to be a nasty aggressive brown tang, such is how we live and learn from our mistakes. ;)
     
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    Well I'd be happier with a chocolate (Acanthurus pyroferus). It's really a very beautiful fish as juvenile and adult. Yellow tangs are boring...every man and his dog has one but hardly anyone has a pyroferus.

    There is a fine line between Acanthurus pyroferus and Acanthurus olivaceus though. A. pyroferus is nicer as an adult IMO.
     
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    wot Blackadder said !
     
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    I am really into rare fish so I think I may consider this.

    I feel a little bit better now :)

    Thanks guys!
     
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    What size Tank do you have...I know a 4Ft, but don't know how many litres that is...:blush:..I'm asking because if I'm not mistaken, there is about 100L difference in the "minimum requirement" between a Chocolate Surgeon and a Yellow Tang...if memory serves me right....would you still be able to keep the Chocolate then...?..
     
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    I have a 250lt Tank
     
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    Should be alright, pyroferus are quite small as surgeons go. If it outgrows him I'll take it. :thumbup:
     
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    Make sure it's got a peppermint flavour.
     
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    Do you guys think that the chocolate tang and the yellow tang will be able go together in the same tank without issues?
     
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    I'm sure there is slight differences between Sites...:blush:..but probably this would/could be average range...

    Yellow Tang....
    Yellow Tang, Yellow Sailfin Tang, Zebrasoma flavescens

    Chocolate Tang...
    Chocolate Tang, Mimic Tang, Chocolate Surgeonfish, Mimic Surgeonfish, Acanthurus pyroferus
     
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    :nono::nono:....:005:
     
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    I have a Chocolate tang as in Acanthurus pyroferus. Much rarer and in my eyes better than a Yellow tang.
     
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    So Lord_Blackadder, you call dibs when it outgrows my system?
     
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    Hi lance, did the guy send you a picture of the fish ? If hey did could you post the picture?
     
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