Yellow belly regal tang

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  1. Fishman

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    Hi guys. I've got a regal for the past 7 months. he's about 7 to 8cm. his belly seems to be turning yellow. is it possible that he's a yellow belly regal maturing? i've never seen any for sale. is it bcoz they're pricey?
     
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  3. crispin

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    that sounds very much like a yellow belly getting her full colours out:) they are lovely fish and nice with the yellow tinges. They are quite common in sa actually, but yes they are more desirable and thus a little more expensive
     
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    Definitely, mate. I had one. Their full names are actually pacific yellowbelly regal tangs.
     
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    no pacific is the all blue regal tang the ones from the indian ocean have yellow bellies, and in South africa they are cheaper than the blue belly ones but in USA the yellow bellies are more expensive than the blue
     
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    Do you have a pic of the fish for us?
     
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    and is is more difficalt to get the yellow bellies than the normal regals

    i got 38 regal tangs and only 6 was yellow belly's
     
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    :lol: funny
     
  11. Fishman

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    Wish i had a pic but he's too damn fast! il try again with a shoot and select mode. i read somewhere, they're apparently hardier than the blue ones.
     
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    Wish i had a pic but he's too damn fast! il try again with a shoot and select mode. i read somewhere, they're apparently hardier than the blue ones. I wish it were true
     
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    Here's a really bad pics of mine.

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    yellow belly regal tangs are very common import from kenya so it shouldnt be hard to get them as opposed to pacific ones
     
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    at what size can you tell when its a yellow belly or just a normal regal
     
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