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  1. scubaninja

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    Hi there fishie people

    Up until a little while ago, in my shallow knowledge, i know of 2 tangs that shoal naturally, in rather big numbers, that is the Yellow tang and the Convict surgeon. There may be more, which sounds perfectly reasonable, but this is my query, i thought these fellas were beeches, and yet i see plenty of them. So there are two options here, its true and our small tanks could not survive such a thing, or its photo-shopped and is utter twoddle.
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    And besides the point does anyone know what the darker surgeon is? i couldnt quite figure it out, maybe a ring tail?
     
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  3. lanzo

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    i would love a school of PB in my 2m....but yip dream on Lanzo:(
     
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    Maybe its a shadow surgeon!:lol:
     
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    :yeahdude::yeahdude::yeahdude::yeahdude:
    now we just need to wait for the shadow monkeys to arrive!!
    me too bud :( i'm torn between whether or not i should put 1 in!!
     
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    scuba thats an awesome pic, lucky divers

    the black look like they have a line near the tail
    i would guess juvi
    Acanthurus leucocheilus
    [Palelipped surgeonfish]

    or
    Acanthurus gahhm
    [Black surgeonfish]
     
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    i'm going to add one.....this is a stunning fish but i'll add it 2nd last to my system
     
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    dallas do me a favour and post a pic here for me, my google isnt working for some reason.

    Lanzo, i think i will add one too, but it depends on what else i have, if i have tangs that will clash something fierce, or possibly on the nearing of full tank capacity i will skip it totally, but full tank capacity wont come easily with prices of marines these days :)
     
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    Geez hows that, not one has whitespot:whistling:. Makes you think.
     
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    sorry will do now
     
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    Acanthurus albipectoralis
    [Whitefin surgeonfish]

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    Acanthurus gahhm
    [Black surgeonfish]

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    Acanthurus leucocheilus
    [Palelipped surgeonfish]
     
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    haha:lol:

    big uv sterilizer gaboon
     
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    Acanthurus bahianus
    [Ocean surgeon]

    this seems the closest
     
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    Naso vlamingii

    i have two of them ...going in the 2m will they coupe with the PB

    dont want to hijack thread:p
     
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    No i disagree with your closest:razz: i think out of the ones you posted, it would be the White fin ( i was stupid and called it a ring tail ;) )
     
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    what do you think scuba...nice hey

    [​IMG]
     
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    oooh bignose;) very cool submarines ;) bit big hey! thought i was bad with 70cms you have 2 by 60cms!! :nono: haha, yeah i think they might just pull it off, unless your PB is on something fishie:nono::nono:
     
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    very very nice buddy!! send me one too please:yeahdude: they have to be big to avoid getting eaten by my trigger:whistling:
     
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    the why these fish swim is stunning....nothing swims like a tang man
     
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    [​IMG].
    mine is looking like this now it grew 4cm in 1month....eats 2 sheets of nori a day
    not that pretty when small:p
     
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