ID and feeding info needed pls...

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  1. Jaco Schoeman

    Jaco Schoeman

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    Hi

    I bought a fish this weekend, and the LFS told me it is a yellow surgeonfish - but it can't be, as a yellow surgeonfish is a yellow tang - that much I know...

    I thought it was a lemonpeel angelfish, and the fish I bought does look exactly the same, except it has no blue ring around the eye.

    Can anyone ID please?

    Then, I try and feed it Ocean Nutrition green seaweed on a clip, but id does not take the food. Even tried to tie it to a rcok, and still nothing. I have him 3 days now, and he is grazing on my liverock, but there is NO algae inside the tank, as I run an ATS.

    What do they eat, and how do I get it to feed?

    Thanks
     
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    Kinda helps if you post a pic ;)
     
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    Couldn't take one, these past few days have been a nightmare... I spent minimal time with the tank.
     
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    False Lemonpeel then I would guess...the one I have takes nori, pellets flakes etc. Maybe try chopped marinara mix...always works for finicky eaters.

    Just beware these guys can be terrors on softies
     
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    just a guess without a pic but maybe it is a yellow mimic tang? They do look similar to a lemonpeel angel except there aren't any blue markings
     
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    Extremely difficult without a pic, but have a whack at these suggestions...

    Juvenile Atlantic Blue Tang
    Orangeshoulder Surgeon
    Juvenile Chocolate surgeonfish
    One of the many juvenile bristletooth/kole species
    Could also be one of the yellow Coral Rabbitfish
     
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    Does it look like this?

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    Or like this?

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    Jaco Schoeman

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    I would recon the top one, but:

    It's got the same body shape, but without the color on the anal and dorsal fins, and also does not have the "spikes" on the front of the dorsal fin. The Dorsal, tailfin and anal fin are all round, and almost look as if it forms one big fin. It is about 10cm max from head to tail...:p
     
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    If it is this fish then you can get it to eat by taking sum marine mix and sticking it into one of the rocks that it hangs out near, it worked for me when my heraldi refused to eat:thumbup:
     
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    Jaco Schoeman

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    Well, the only other "plant" eater I have is the Regal Tang, but he takes Omega one flakes. So I put some Ocean Nutritian in for the Angel, and hope he eats. I will keep on doing so. But how long do they normally take before eating?
     
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    Depends on the individual fish, but it shouldn't take more than a week or two of marine mix in the rock, just adding food to the tank may take a while longer though, goodluck with him
     

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