Help identify this fish

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  1. Bong

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    This little guy was caught off dangers beach cape town

    I cannot identify him with the 2 oceans fish of southern africa book

    Sorry for bad quality photo but he is really to active and every time camera tries to focus he swims like a maniac

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    His tail has black and white barring and also on his dorsal fin
    he is about the size of my 6line wrasse (which is not fully grown) +- 3cm long
     
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    but then again, do we get them here?
     
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    yip we do

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    Thanks a lot
     
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    Hi,

    The description as Flagtail is correct. Caught numerous specimen off Gonubie when I lived there in the 90's. Grow EXTREMELY fast. Very busy swimmers, but not aggressive. Feed on almost all normal marine foods. Do tend to jump ocassionally - keep the slides closed. Enjoy.
     
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    flagtail, they do well in shoals, I thought I would try a shoal of them instead of the usual chromis, as I put them in a tank, not even 3 minutes after they went in, I fed the otherfish to avoid aggression, but the flagtails ate all the food so quickly, like a blur, none of the other fish even had a chance, I think myself and all the other fish were stumped at them:blush:

    I got a mate with a few in a pool, and they are really big, like a sardine size.
     
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    I have 2 in my tank they are greedy buggers had them for 9 months now.
     
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    No prob dude.
     
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