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Hi guys caught this guy yesterday but not sure what it is it looks like a surgeon or tang of some sort but not sure here are some pics quality isnt great though dont have a fancy camera
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if you look at the bottom picture there is the common surgeons we catch here and then there is the other closes to the camera thats the boy i am trying to identify.When he gets stressed he has like grey splotches on him got me stumped
 
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That looks like a Unicorn Tang. Becareful they get huge, like over 700mm. One of the giant of the surgeon / tang family

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Not so sure, I dont think they reach that far? It looks more like either a juv. Acanthurus Thompsoni or a Acanthurus Dussumieri. Both of which used to be common in the wild coast when I used to live there. I think more like the thompsons tang??
 
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Just looking at the book "Reef Fishes and Nudibranchs" and they state that you do get the naso uniconis as far south as southern KwaZulu-Natal and reaches a size of 70cm.
So my previous post could be wrong - sorry:sorry:
 
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thanks for all the help should i keep him or should i get rid of him not too sure now although he looks quite preetty in the photo's
 
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thanks for all the help should i keep him or should i get rid of him not too sure now although he looks quite preetty in the photo's
You could keep him, but just keep in mind that he is going need a really big tank as he gets bigger
 
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My mate had one of these in his 6 footer. He had to get rid of it within months and the only place it could go to was the aquarium in Portsmouth
 
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