Which Yellow fish appeals to you

Discussion in 'Fish Pics' started by Nemos Janitor, 13 Sep 2013.

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Please choose which Yellow fish from the two very different species you prefer.

Poll closed 3 Oct 2013.
  1. Yellow Tang

    64.5%
  2. Blue cheeked butterflyfish

    35.5%
  1. Nemos Janitor

    Nemos Janitor

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    This pole is about which yellow fish from these two very different species appeals to you. Would like to hear reasons for you choice.

    The yellow Tang (Zebrasoma flavescens) or the Blue Cheeked butterflyfish (Chaetodon semilavatus)?

    Yellow tang in a reef tank....

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    Blue Cheeked butterflyfish in a softy tank...

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  3. 459b

    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Blue cheeked butterflyfish.
    Prefer the shape of Chaetodons to that of Zebrasomas. I find the solid yellow of the tang a bit plain and like the yellow being broken by the reddish lines and a blue cheek.
     
  4. Mrclownynennie

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    Chaetodon is often a very forgotten species and really should be out there in our aquariums!One thing that puts people off about then is their habits to nip coral!Not all species do this!I find their ways of swimming unique and stands more out from the rest!These are my reasons!:D
     
  5. RiaanP

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    Midas Blennie?
     
  6. RiaanP

    RiaanP Moderator

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    and if you already have some other tangs, an one-spot foxface can just be so nice. Something alternative to see.
     
  7. Mrclownynennie

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    Bicolor angelfish Or a golden neon goby

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  8. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Yellow tang, the pros of having more herbivores in the tank out-weigh the extra smudge of blue. i would rather have a school of tangs and keep algae at bay, they butterflies wondering when my next coral will be victim :)
     
  9. crispin

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    id far prefer the blue cheeked butterfly (long nosed butterfly being anouther great yellow addition) over a yellow tang. oh and dallas its far easier to conroll algae growth by limiting nutrient rather than having herds of grazers:whistling:
     
  10. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i run ULNS and still get some algae on the rocks, and having herbivores keeps the tank in balance.
    wrasse's for pests and tangs for natural algae control
     
  11. jono

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    def the yellow tang :thumbup:
     
  12. Lord_Blackadder

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    Yellow tang looks like the butterfly's inbred redneck cousin.
     
  13. Adriaan1

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    Yellow tang for me.:thumbup:
     
  14. belindamotion

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    I prefer the Blue Cheeked butterflyfish ..the Yellow Tangs in most of the Tanks that I've seem..looks Anorexic...doesn't appeal to me...:blush:
     
  15. Monti

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    Yellow longnose flutterby
     
  16. NJH

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    A nice fat Yellow tang any day. The butterfly really is not that nice.
     
  17. STC-1000

    STC-1000 In Reefers Rehab

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    yellow tang... generally much easier atainable and much hardier than the flie,also most of all its less risk in a reef tank..
     
  18. Yuri

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    The butterfly is nicer
     
  19. Afsal

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    orange shoulder tang

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  20. 4age

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    I like both for different reasons but prefer the reassurance that my yellow tang wont eat my corals
     
  21. Lord_Blackadder

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    It's only yellow for a few months. :whistling:
     
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