This tang of mine!

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  1. Duri

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    I still do not know what tang it is... has nice stripes and spots blue edge fins and yellowish tail and flaps (lol side fins)
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    he too fast to snap a pic... need a good camera but you can see the yellow

    I have researched:
    [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ctenochaetus_strigosus"]Ctenochaetus strigosus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia@@AMEPARAM@@/wiki/File:Ctenochaetus_strigosus_1.jpg" class="image"><img alt="" src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e7/Ctenochaetus_strigosus_1.jpg/250px-Ctenochaetus_strigosus_1.jpg"@@AMEPARAM@@COmmons/thumb/e/e7/Ctenochaetus_strigosus_1.jpg/250px-Ctenochaetus_strigosus_1.jpg[/ame] looks like this but no yellow eyes... stripes and spots are visible like this one

    [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acanthurus_nigrofuscus"]Acanthurus nigrofuscus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia@@AMEPARAM@@/wiki/File:Acanthurus_nigrofuscus_by_NPS.jpg" class="image"><img alt="" src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/54/Acanthurus_nigrofuscus_by_NPS.jpg/220px-Acanthurus_nigrofuscus_by_NPS.jpg"@@AMEPARAM@@COmmons/thumb/5/54/Acanthurus_nigrofuscus_by_NPS.jpg/220px-Acanthurus_nigrofuscus_by_NPS.jpg[/ame] this shape is but the colours are off

    http://species.dejongmarinelife.nl/Fish/Surgeonfish/Ctenochaetus binotatus.JPG close but the dark blue/purple not on this fish and yellowish colour fins.

    http://www.wetwebmedia.com/Pix Of The Day Marine/POTD SW Arch 36-40/Ctenochaetus striatus RS (1).JPG I might have found HIM http://www.ultimatereef.net/info/iddb/images/fish/tangs/tang15.jpg
    Ctenochaetus striatus (Quoy & Gaimard 1828) the Striped Bristletooth, is the one member of the genus found extending into the Red Sea (but also found in the Indo-Pacific to Oceania and the I.O.); it is the most frequently imported species in Europe. It's body color is overall drab olive sporting wavy blue lines. Small orange dots are sprinkled on the head. Red Sea 08. blue stripes yes!~:thumbup: orange spot mmm will have to check:blush: but closest match!
     
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  3. inflames

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    Hi Duri,

    It is probably just a bristle tooth tang! there are so many bristle tooth that are all very similar! Good luck in finding the exact one!;)
     
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    Could be the Yellow Eye Kole Tang? Or a very close relative.
     
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    It's a blurry tang :whistling:
     
  6. magman

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    that is truncatus, the strigosus has the spots, the truncatus the lines, I caught one as a juvie and watched it change from yellow tang yellow to grey brown. That is truncatus
     
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    ROFLMAO!!!!:thumbup:
     
  8. Duri

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    :lol: @ blurry tang

    Mine has spots on the face and the rest is blues lines
     
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    Blurry bristletooth.:tt2:
     
  10. Mauritius-aquarist

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    hmmm, I think u got it completely opposite my friend... C. truncatus is the indian-ocean spotted kole tang...so u got it.. it's spotted, while the pacific kole tang is the strigosus with lines....;)
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    Cheers

    By the way, tang in the picture looks most likely the C.striatus...
     
  11. AfricaOffroad

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    +1
    :thumbup:
     
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    Dont know about the Tang, but for sure that looks like GHA in the foreground...:tt2:
     
  13. magman

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    sorry, you guys are correct, I was opposite, I always thought the truncatus was the local, what is the english name for strigosus, the truncatus is yellow eyed kole tang, but what is strigosus in english?
     
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    got it, truncatus is spotted bristletooth tang in english
     
  15. magman

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    here is mine I caught, one of the most aggro/mental fish though,



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    Nice tang there magman,
    looks like he's passing through met from yellow to more brown....
    They are pretty good at algae control, keep on grazing....
    Is he aggro against other tangs only or some other tank mates too?
     
  17. Duri

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    thank you guys! C.striatus is the one... the best match!

    my tang is very active, eat like crazy and grazes all day and he way too fast! get aggro with my cardinals probs coz they in the way :) not aggressive to the nemos or 6 line at all.

    but a beautiful fish i must say!
     
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    he was aggro to other tangs, he was very yellow for almost a year, and then when I started dosing vits, he went grey,

    check picks when I first got him,

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