Pls Help ID my Tang

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  1. Pads

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    Hey guys, Anyone got an Idea of what tang I got. The LFS said it was a Yellow Doctor Tang but after google'ing it I found that the doctor tang can be blue/grey to dark brown. Plus it has dark bars running down its flanks. I thought mine might be a Chocolate Tang but I can't seem to get an accurate description.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  3. lanzo

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    kole tang/ bristle tooth tang, its busy changing color or i may be wrong
     
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    Not a Scopa?
     
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    looks like a
    Acanthurus pyroferus - yellow mimic tang
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    juv Ctenochaetus striatus - yellow eye tang
     
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    its not a yellow mimic tang
     
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    It is a yellow doctor or juv yellow eyed tang
     
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    looked close to the pic i saw, thought i might take a stab
     
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    yellow eyed kole tang, juv with some growing to do:)

    great little fish, can be uppity to others but a very good herbivor and tames down nicely if you feed regularly:)

    should be added towards the end of your fish selection due to territory
     
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    yeah yellow eyed kole tang. no doubt about it, bristletooth is pure grey
     
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    The little guy is quite shy, still in its first week in the tank. It got straight into the algae on the back screen and the rocks. Seems very well behaved with the rest of the tank mates. When I was it in the LFS it was a more brown with orange tinge, b4 it went into the tank it was more yellow, now its half n half. Definately looks like its one of the bristletooth types. Still a juvi only 5cm long. I guess I'll still have to see his true colours.
     
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    Shot, that adult yellow eyed kole looks brilliant, I got a lot to look forward to.
    Initially I chose him over the clown tang coz of his likeness towards the algae but it looks like I've scooped a gem. :thumbup:
     
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    Have a google for Ctenochaetus strigosus, definately a bristletooth family.
     
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