ID on tang

Discussion in 'ID Needed' started by crispin, 31 Mar 2009.

  1. crispin

    crispin

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    just for the fun of it, anyone id this tang. Its the juv of the species ....

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    out of intrest I found him in a LFS, but alreday sold. No surprise there, but he went for R2500 or so.
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    How abouts MIMIC TANG Crispin? Beautiful fish, hey!?
     
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    nope


    try again
     
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    Purple tang??:p
     
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    when i first looked at it i thought maybe a really young chevron. not sure though. judging by your reply to jbs answer you know the actual answer? maybe a pacific blue surgeon?
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    Blue Eyed Yellow Tang:p
     
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    I am with ANDREAS defnetly right
     
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    sorry, made a mistake. atlantic blue surgeon. just seen a pic that looks extremely like yours
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    scubs you might be right on that name.. :)

    blue tang acanthurus coeruleus

    i think also known as the blue doctor
     
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    Mike Retired Moderator

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    It is an atlantic blue tang - acanthurus coeruleus;) they grow over 10 inches long btw:)
     
  12. scubaninja

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    yay for me:) yeah they are big boys hey. one of the tangs i looked at for the tank but wasn't so sure about its size:) thanks for the id fun there crispy
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    Nice fish, but need a big tank. I had one and as soon as it was bigger than my purple and yellow tangs, it beat the @@@@ out of them. Gave it to a mate with a 10' system. Settled in there much better.
     
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    even that fella who was little was showing aggresion in the LFS so i figured they were a little upity with tank mates
     
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