Tang ID

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  1. Petethefeet1

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    Hi Please can someone ID this tang: I took a pic of him inside the cave so ignore his colour, in the light he has a blue/grey body, a yellow dorsal fin and a forked tail.

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    Looks like a Bristletooth
     
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    def not a bristletooth! Shape and colour isnt close.
     
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    I could be wrong but those lines remind me of a cheveron tang...
     
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    Difficult without a side view of all the fins, but probably Acanthurus mata.
     
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    Closest things I've found is either an atlantic blue or adult chevron!
     
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    def looks like Acanthurus mata! Do you know anything about these?
     
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    here is a Bristletooth

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    Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis?
     
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    Def looks like the Acanthurus mata...not a bristletooth!
     
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    Yeah, the juveniles are fairly common here in summer. Fairly peaceful but gets big (over 40cm).
     
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    WOW..shows you how little I know...for me it looks like a acanthurus chronixis..Mimic Half Black Tang ..:p..if it wasn't for the "forked tail" I might have argued..:p
     
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    Geez, you guys think everything looks like a bloody bristletooth. :p
     
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    Juvi Mata tang very common and very nice natured fish to. Very popular with divers
     
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    Thanks guys, I will try to take a better pic tonight and send it through.
     
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    I managed to get a better pic!

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    Most certainly a mata.
     
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    Thanks Someone suggested an A. Dumesuire?
     
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    And they are wrong. :whistling:
     
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    Thanks Lord Blackadder! So maybe one more question, I have him in one of my smaller tanks at the moment by himself but was thinking of moving him to my big tank with the rest of my tangs. Do you think he will get hammered? I have the following: sailfin, purple, tenneti, regal...
     
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