Id please

Discussion in 'ID Needed' started by Fester, 29 Nov 2012.

  1. Fester

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    May be able to get one of these. ID PLEASE! Also what food etc... ImageUploadedByTapatalk1354172540.052285.jpg

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  3. 459b

    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Id say Acanthurus bariene.
    Need very big tank as they grow do grow rather large.
     
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    pencil surgeon / tang
     
  5. Fester

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    1000l DT big enough? What do the eat etc
     
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    Remember all the id "tang" is diet algae. They can eat all but best give for diet nori or seaweed etc.

    1000l min size < more is better
     
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    Looks like Acanthurus dussumieri
    @Lord_Blackadder did somewhere a short write up on how to id these similar looking tangs.
     
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    got it, acknowledgement goes to Lord Blackadder.

     
  9. Fester

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    Cool thanks guys for the input
     
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    That is a beautiful fish you got. Looks to be either Bariene or dussumieri But hard to tell
     
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    Oh and feed it tons of Nori (Marine Algae)
     
  12. Gary Roebuck

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    .. just looking at the pic.... n all the informed opinions... i would've thought it looks almost exactly like my powder brown...
     
  13. crispin

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    then your fish isnt a powder brown;)
     
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    where is Lordie he is like a encyclopedia with these things
     
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    hahahaha... but it's my fish, can't i just call it what i want to ;)
    :peroni:
     
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    i guess you could, but i doubt id get away with calling my 4 clowns a shoal of achilies tangs....
     
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    Not much of a pic, but it looks like it's got the black spot behind the eye...so A. bariene.

    Reaches 50cm in length. Not really for home tanks.
     
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  18. Gary Roebuck

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    not so sure crispy one... everybody trusts u... u could call em mermaids n ppl would tell u how awesome they look...;)
     
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