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mrtarvis2000 12-11-2007 08:55 PM

Newbie here , please identify this fish. thank you
 
i have obtained this picture called fish adn i can't seem to find out what this fish is , i know it is saltwater because it is swimming with tangs , and it kind of looks like a couple of tangs i have looked at before , but I havent seen one like this yet . please help . i would love to get one of these when my tank finished cycling.


http://fishforum.com/userpix/4219_Fish_1.jpg

SeaSerpant 12-13-2007 07:48 PM

It looks kind of like a tang

gymnothorax 12-13-2007 08:55 PM

that is an eyestripe tang, acanthurus dussumieri : )

mrtarvis2000 12-13-2007 11:53 PM

thank you
 
gymnothorax thank you for the information on this fish , it has been stumping me for a few weeks now , it is greatly appreciated , now would you possibly know where to purchase one of these fine specimens ?

gymnothorax 12-14-2007 04:29 PM

.........that's a good question, i would start by asking your lfs if they can order one for you, if not you could try themarinecenter.com they're a little pricy but normally stock alot of hard-to-find oddballs. As far as behavior with eyestripe tangs i don't have alot of first-hand experience with this fish, but they do require alot vegetable matter and they will also scavenge on detritus. be warned though that they do have a large blade at the base of their tail and a trigger finger for using it, hope this helps

ziggy222 12-29-2007 06:58 AM

i'm not into tangs so i'm probably wrong but that looks like a naso tang

Lupin 12-29-2007 07:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ziggy222
i'm not into tangs so i'm probably wrong but that looks like a naso tang

It looks far different in looks from a naso tang which has orange lips and a different head shape. A few image search should reveal Gymnothorax correctly identified the tang with its color patterns.
http://www.marinedepotlive.com/dussi...sh--tangs.html

caferacermike 12-29-2007 10:43 AM

Definitely not a naso. Just in the shape alone.

Falcon 01-10-2008 06:07 PM

I seen one of those at my LFS but its not a tang, can't remember the name off hand but it does have little sharp teeth and the one I seen was the size of a small dinner plate


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