Tang ID

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  1. SynysterGates

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    Hi All

    I'd appreciate some suggestions on the id of this tang. It was sold to me as a Unicorn Tang, but it looks more like a Vlamingi to me.

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  3. Mike

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    It is a juvenile Vlamingi, a beautiful fish, but will get huge at over 2ft long, not a unicorn, but close family (both Naso family).
     
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    Yes it is a Naso vlamingi.Great choice for a tang!!:thumbup:
    Just remember they get quite big.
     
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    How big is your tank?
     
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    SynysterGates

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    Size won't be a problem in my tank, but thanks for the confirmation. Damn LFS sell things without knowing what they bought.
     
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    You should have a go at id'ing before you purchase - just for this reason. (sorry to sound like a real smartass):)
     
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    I was 99% sure of it's ID, just thought I'd run it past the forum. In any case, purchasing a unicorn or a vlamingi involves the same logic, size, growth rate, tank mates etc. If it was a unicorn I would have bought it anyway.
     
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    Cool:)
     
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    Really beautiful Vlamingi tang there, SynysterGates!
     

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