id this surgeon please?

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  1. Dirkie

    Dirkie

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    Bought it at pet shop but couldn't remember what exact name is lol..:blush: do you guys have an idea? would like the scientific name too.

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  3. scubaninja

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    Can we get another pic? Looks like a pencil surgeon or a bristletooth. Leaning towards pencil surgeon
     
  4. RiaanP

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    looks like a young dussumieri tang
    but the blade is the wrong colour. Maybe because its so small
     
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  5. Bendor

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    Just a guess.
    Acanthurus nigrofuscus
    Brown Surgeonfish

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    Acanthurus nigrofuscus
    (Brown Surgeonfish - Juvenile)

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    Can it not be a blue tang? My juvi is now between yellow and blue. Its almost a brown colour with blue on the tip of the fins and eye.
     
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    Better candidate.dussumieri tang

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  9. Dirkie

    Dirkie Thread Starter

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    found his name!!! acanthurus tennenti.
     
  10. Dirkie

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    ive got a nigrofuscus and a dussumieri not them.:)
     
  11. Lord_Blackadder

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    Yep, that's definitely a tennenti.
     
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    The only "Tennetti" (spelling) - Acanthurus tennenti.
     
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    Easy to tell by the blue ring around the spine and the white edge to the caudal. Fairly common locally if you know what you're looking for.
     
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    @Xenobalistes The common name Lieutenant Tang or Vampire Tang??
     
  16. Dirkie

    Dirkie Thread Starter

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    yeah
     
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    bristletooth
     
  18. Lord_Blackadder

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    Here's my big one:

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  19. Xenobalistes

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    Both, that's why common names are useless.... AKA Doubleband surgeonfish, Luitenant-doktervis, Løjtnant-kirurgfisk, Surgeonfish, Chirurgien fer à cheval, Barat-barat, Debam, Debam dua jalur, Dengkis, പ, പാള , നെയ് ത്തള, കറുതാ കൊട്ടി, നെയ്തല, കറൂത്ത കൊറ്റി, Karutha-kotti, Neythala, Pala, Rykath, 坦氏刺尾魚, 坦氏刺尾鱼, Cirurgião ferradura, Kaxan, Sangrador herradura,...
     
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    Yep its a tennetti! I have one exactly the same, awesome fish!!
     
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