Ideas on this Naso

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    Got a chance to get this wonderful fish. I think it is a Naso Brevirostris. Anyone kept one?

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    No one got any ideas?? I am not sure if it is a Brevirostris or a Vlamingii.
     
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    hey nemos...i cant view the video
     
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    my money woud be on the vlamingi but it has some growing to do. Lovely looking fish though, nice find:)
     
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    If it's similar to this then I would think it's a vlamingii.
     
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    Hi Nemos - I have the Naso Brevirostris. This one in the video is definitely a flamingii. The flamingii has a LOT more blue. The body shapes are nearly exactly the same. The Brevirostris is the unicorn tang. Mine is a bluish grey coloration - and the body shape is exactly the same as the flamingii.

    Mine's unicorn horn is busy starting to just show...... I don't think that the flamingii tang has a unicorn horn though?

    BTW: Lanzo had a flamingii - not sure if he still has the fish.....
     
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    :( nope my flamingi died...
     
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    Thanks JB either way i am happy. Will have to find him/her a temporary home till my biggish tank is done. We start the fish room building at the beginning of December. So hopefully end of Feb we can have it wet.
     
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    Cool man Nemos! I cannot wait to see this build!

    Lanzo - EISH MAN! Really sorry to hear! That was a beautiful fish!
     
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    Ok moved him /her into a holding tank for a few months. Better pic's.

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    And now what s it??
     
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    i dont know, but i do kinow those are lovely pics :) well done on the clarity and focus
     
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    Nemo's - DEFINITELY a vlamingii tang!
     
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    Those are really great pics. I was gearing up to say brevirosrtus but Jaques is so vehemant, I'm not so sure any more.:p
     
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    LOL @ Rob!

    Sorry that I made you catch a speed-wobble, mate! ;)
     
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    Then I looked at Burgess's Atlas and it looks exacly like Lopezi. No pic of juvenile vlamingi.
     
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    Here's a pic of a naso brevirostris:

    800px-Naso_brevirostris_Schoenbrunn01.jpg

    And a pic of a naso vlamingii:
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    Another pic of the naso brevirostris:

    800px-Naso_brevirostris_-_Sch%C3%A4rpen-Nasendoktorfisch.jpg
     
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    I think this should be a pic warning of the dangers of the size of some tangs in tanks.:p:biggrin:
     
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    Need pics of Juvenile fishes.
     

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