Tang I'd please

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  1. Nella

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    IMG-20151219-WA0004.jpg any ideas?
     
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    Pencil surgeonfish

    Acantharus dussumieri
     
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    Thanks. I can it for R300
    Worth it ? And what else do I need to know about them?
     
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    How big is your tank? They like algae so you will ideally need to supplement it's feeding with Nori or any other algae based food.
     
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    About 840l sump included
    1800 x 650 x 650
    Currently I think I have enough algae for him to graze to its hearts content ;)
    But I will supply nori as well if my tank size will suite him?
     
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    Perfect sized tank for him. :)
     
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    Thanks guys :thumbup1:
     
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    He's or she is doing very well....
    Just wondering if this not maybe a yellowfin surgeonfish?
     
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    Very nice
     
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    That is not a dussumieri - they have a white spine socket. It's probably Acanthurus blochii.
     
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    Thanks....seems like it is very difficult to positively identify some species...
    He changes so much colour it's amazing. Sometimes theres a definite white ring at the base of its tail...then it would turn the whole tail white and then just for fun it would turn totally grey....just when Im certain that I have a 100% identification. ....
    Might be a
    Chameleon tang
    Great fish though ...always following everyone close to the tank in the hope for a treat:rolleyes:
     
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    Yellowing is correct Acanthurus xanthopterus
     
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    Yellowfin I mean. Stupid autocorrect
     
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    I'm also leaning more towards yellowfin surgeonfish. ...
    Bad news because my tank isn't big enough for a yellowfin
     
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