fish id needed

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  1. seank

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    could someone please give me the proper id of this fish..
    Please look at his "swallow tail"..

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    Ohh, I am referring to the big brownish Tang towards the right
     
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    For once it's actually a bristletooth. Ctenochaetus striatus.
     
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    Thanks, got quite confused if you look up bristletooth on google... Many variations...:(
    I see that it sometimes changes color when it chase another fish.... Front half becomes completely black and back half almost white...
     
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    Yep, most surgeons change colour when stressed, chasing or sleeping.

    These are quite nasty buggers. Juveniles quite common here in summer.
     
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    Thanks Lord Blackadder... They are quite aggressive it seems....... Type in bristletooth on google and see the "different" ones.... I battled to get id because of the "swallow tail"
     
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    While you are online, just want to sommer confirm the other fish... I have it as a small scale cardinal. Gonna upload now. Please id for me... Will upload it on this thread...
     
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    the one on the right, at the back...
     
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    Not a cardinal, it's a soldierfish (Myripristis) of some sort...don't have my books with me, but it's probably M. berndti. Same family as squirrelfish and similar behaviour, they just get bigger.
     
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    I saw a similar fish on the "fish posters" at Ezemvilo wildlife offices, hence me saying small scale cardinal...
     
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