Mimic Tang

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  1. mandrin

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    Hi guys any one have a mimic tang and wat price did u pay for her and hows her behaviour towards other tangs like a regal thanks guys
     
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    Any1 with this tang
     
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    Which one, there are two types, half black mimic and eibli mimic? They are tangs, they will be aggressive to any new additions in the tank, especially other tangs and other fish that look similar. Always add tangs last, always together.
     
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    The yellow mimic GTH
    Which 1 do u have
     
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    Chocolate Tang (Acanthurus pyroferus)

    I got one, Adult colors, not yellow anymore. In adult colors it is an attractive fish. Being mostly brown, but still. Just do a Google Image search.

    Compared to other tangs it is rather passive, not one to cause fights and would rather ignore and swim away. It cares less about the other tangs than the Regal tang.

    It does seems that they do ship in rather badly. So if you can get one that is settled, do not hesitate. They are not that common.
     
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    Thanks @ Riaan p they not common but they reali beatifull
     
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    Is that a mimic, I thought mimics are similar to other fish in colour? What other fish does a chocolate tang look like?
     
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    Lemon peel angel

    [​IMG]
     
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    As juvenile, they look like Lemon Peel angels.
    Prevent harassment from other adult chocolate tang
     
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    For example, an Eibli mimic tang stay's an Eibli mimic, throughout it's life.

    That's a TRUE/REAL mimic
    Or A half black mimic tang, stays a half black mimic.
    NO CHANGE!

    Eibli tang.jpg

    Half black mimic.jpg
     
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    Exactly, but it's actually a Chocolate tang, sometimes the web is full of nonsense. We have both been burnt by it in the past.
     
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    That is why on my first reply I rather used the sceintific name pyroferus

    If its small tang, its yellow and not a yellow tang from Hawaii, then its a juvenile pyroferus
     
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