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post #1 of 9 Old 12-11-2007, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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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.


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post #2 of 9 Old 12-13-2007, 08:48 PM
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It looks kind of like a tang

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post #3 of 9 Old 12-13-2007, 09:55 PM
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that is an eyestripe tang, acanthurus dussumieri : )
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post #4 of 9 Old 12-14-2007, 12:53 AM Thread Starter
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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 ?
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post #5 of 9 Old 12-14-2007, 05:29 PM
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.........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
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post #6 of 9 Old 12-29-2007, 07:58 AM
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i'm not into tangs so i'm probably wrong but that looks like a naso tang
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post #7 of 9 Old 12-29-2007, 08:03 AM
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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

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post #8 of 9 Old 12-29-2007, 11:43 AM
Definitely not a naso. Just in the shape alone.
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post #9 of 9 Old 01-10-2008, 07:07 PM
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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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