ID please...bristle tooth tang??

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  1. crispin

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    Hi guys,
    I have had this fella a while, one of my first fish and i brought him as a bristle tooth tang and have always thought of him as such. Yet i have been to a number of LFS with fish called bristle tooth tangs which are similar shape yet very different colours. Or is there a more specific name for this fella? He is an incredible grazer:)

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  3. cybervic

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    There colors change as they mature/age and you do get several bristletooth tangs.
    I suggest you do a search on www.wetwebmedia.com to find out the exact name of yours.
     
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    Ditto with Cybervic.
    There are different types of Bristle Tooth's.Some are born yellow and change as they grow.
     
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    crispin

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    perfect, i will have a deeper look....thanks guys:)
     
  6. Warr7207

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    Here some choices

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    Kole Yellow Eye Tang

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    Bristletooth Tomini Tang

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    Two Spot Bristletooth Tang
     
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    thanks warr, very nice of you:) the closest i could get to is the kole yellow eyed, but the spots confused me a little, perhaps they change with age to stripes, will have to watch:)
     
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    Hi Crispin - definitely a kole tang man! Nice fish. You saw mine.... mine is definitely a "bristletooth tang" ;-)
     
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    ScubaNinja and i went out for a dive today and i picked up a bristletooth. Hopefully he will post pics of it.
     
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    @crispin, did you eventually find out what tang this is? I have the same chap and am battling to ID too, the whole spots/stripes thing is confusing.

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    Def a yellow eyed kole tang, fantastic fish although can be a little upity for his small size. Great grazers.
     
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    Ask @richardmatlock to take a look. He is normally very good in fish ID.

     
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    Thanks Guys, any idea what sort of price they sell for?
     
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    From R275.00 - R1500.00 depending on size.

    Hope that helps. LOL :)
     
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    :lol: if so big is it charged at R/kg?

    This fellow is about 7/8cm.
     
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    R375 - R450 is reasonable.
     
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    Thx NJ
     
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    Hi Guys, I have purchased the same tang a week ago. Although mine is about 3cm long. Very, very small. He has been in the LFS's refugium for more than a month already. I have put him in my display refugium where he is extremely happy. Eating everything I feed him. He needs to grow quit a bit before I can add him into my Reef. It is a Silver spotted Yellow Eyed Kole Tang (Ctenochaetus Truncatus). You also get the Yelow Eyed Kole Tang (Ctenochaetus Strigosus - pinstripes on the body). It has been suggested that they are geographical variants of the same species.
     
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    Very close mach to both the Truncatus and the Strigosus. But I thing AOR is right with the Truncatus.
     

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