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bigdave

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Hey! Trying to find out what kind of tang this is and are they hard to get? If anyone could help that would be great!! Thanks Dave
 
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Elmo18

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What you have there seems to be from the group of tangs called Mimic tangs. Could be Acanthurus pyroferus . Can you get a clearer shot of the head area, before the midregion. Closer shot of the tail will help also.

Definitely an Acanthurus family.

- Elmo
 

bigdave

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chocolate tang

I looked up mimic tang and they are all yellow pictures i found. Another one i found they call a Chocolate Tang could that be it?
 

Elmo18

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Acanthurus pyroferus

Yup that's the same as the species name I stated above.

Here is an excerpt taken from Wetwebmedia.com

Acanthurus pyroferus
Kittliz 1834, the Chocolate Surgeonfish. Indo-Pacific; Seychelles to the French Polynesia, down to the GBR. To ten inches in length. A successful mimic of three (four if you count C. vrolikii in Palau where C. flavissimus is absent and it mimics the other!) Centropyge Angels. Shown here as a wild type on the right, mimics in captivity below and below them, the Dwarf Angels that Acanthurus pyroferus most typically mimics; Eibl's, the true Lemonpeel, and Herald's. Aquarium images. Lastly, a comparison with A. pyroferus (in N. Sulawesi) and C. vrolikii.

here is the site with pictures. As a mimic tang, it can imitate centropyge angels.

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/acanthurTngs.htm

Scroll down to see the photos.

- Elmo
 

bigdave

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Hey Thanks alot for your help both of you and thanks for the website great reading. looks like it would be a cool fish im going to keep reserching. again thanks for the help
 

Elmo18

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bigdave said:
Hey Thanks alot for your help both of you and thanks for the website great reading. looks like it would be a cool fish im going to keep reserching. again thanks for the help
I guess im gonna have the last laugh, because i told him what it was way up top. :lol: Look who got beat now!

- Elmo:D
 
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