Yellow Tang Not Yellow

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  1. Scorpio

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    Bought a Yellow Tang about a week ago, but its colour is not showing. The tail is slighty yellow. What can I do to get his colour back?
     
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  3. JS

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    Post a pic....have not seen anything like this....

    Is he eating?
     
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    Also, was he yellow when you got him?
     
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    Is he slightly red?
     
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    Will post some pics wen i get home later tonight. Not Red. He was brown when i got him. but got some colour in my tank
     
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    Sure it's a yellow and not a scopas? :whistling:

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  8. Jason

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    Maybe some sort of hybrid
     
  9. flappy

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    If he is black...you might have hit the jackpot. ..:whistling:
    seriously. ...check water quality and nutrition to maintain good coloration...
     
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    Nice looking fish.
    im intarested to find out what it is
     
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    Scorpio

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    Pic attached

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  12. JS

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    Not a yellow tang...that looks like a yellow eyed kole or bristletooth...
     
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    squaretail bristletooth
     
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    agreed...def not zebrasoma....
     
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    Hope you didn't pay for a yellow...
     
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    Thanks really appreciated. You guys are right
     
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    Where did you get him from?
     
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    Got it from lps, and didn't pay for a yellow tang. Btw how much does a yellow tang sell for?
     
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    On average about R900, Im guessing you mean lfs and not lps? If you didn't pay for a yellow tang then why did you think it was one? Is that what the staff told you?
     
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    Ive seen yellows in our lps from about 850 to 1200....bristletoth like yours...250 to 300.. i love bristletooth tangs...good algae grazers
     
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