function of small holes on a tangs head

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  1. crispin

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    hi Sara,
    I was using a macro lense the other day and trying to get some closeups of fishes eyes (as one does when bored and have had a beer or two on a saturday) and notice a number of very small holes or pits in the skin on the head of my sailfin tang. I dont notice them of my naso tang so they maybe specific to the sailfin or that genus of tang but do you perhaps know the function of them.

    I hope they are visable in these pics if not I can load the large res versions (although that might upset viper a little as it hammers his server space and he seems quite protective of that).

    just curious as to why they are there and what they do :)

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    sweat pores? :)
     
  4. ReefMaster

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    Some great pics - what macro were you using, 100mm??
     
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    Beauty spots.
     
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    must be a holly fish ...
     
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    sorry cant remember the exact use only part i do remember is that its sensoury(sp) i know it mentioned some other stuff i must dig out the old bible of fishkeeping again and see if i read it there or elswere will let you know unless you get a target response.
     
  8. crispin

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    yes thats from the 100mm redline ive just brought, enjoying the lense i must confess
     
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