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Old 12-18-2010, 12:49 PM   #41
 
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We need pics!
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Old 12-18-2010, 01:02 PM   #42
 
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Im not sure what its called but heres a few pics for ya








This is the what the tank looks like now:




So far i am very happy with the new project lol oh yeah i also brought that live rock branch today (on the right). Looking forward to getting some more coral next weekend
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Old 12-18-2010, 01:45 PM   #43
 
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That is so coming alive so to speak! Lovely new additions(s)!
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Old 12-18-2010, 01:51 PM   #44
 
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That is so coming alive so to speak! Lovely new additions(s)!
Cheers pal, ill make sure i keep the photos of the new additions :)
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Old 12-18-2010, 06:23 PM   #45
 
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they look good Bishop
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Old 12-18-2010, 07:43 PM   #46
 
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Im not sure what its called but heres a few pics for ya


That is a Mimic Tang, aka Chocolate Tang, Acanthurus pyroferus. As Juveniles they will mimic the color pattern of Centropyge Angelfish, in your case the Lemon Peel Angel, Centroypge flavissimus. As adults, they are a deep brown/purple color, as you might expect from their other common name of Chocolate Tang.

This is a reasonably easy fish to care for in the aquarium, although it is an Acanthurus Tang and you will have some serious growth issues to deal with. When kept in smaller tank sizes, such as your tank, their aggression is much more of a problem and your Tang will probably make life difficult for future fish additions. I would play it safe and not add any other open water species, sticking only with rock dwellers from this point forward.

Also, be certain to feed algae sheets daily. You will not keep this fish successfully simply feeding flake and frozen foods alone. Their metabolism is crazy high and they require an abundance of algae to remain fat and healthy. I personally use the San Francisco Bay brand of algae sheets, which you can order online in bulk.
http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.co...fm?pcatid=7368

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Old 12-18-2010, 11:26 PM   #47
 
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for my mimic i like to give him some caluarpa as a treat once or twice a week...proflifera or the grape works great.as far as the coral those are some nice green zoanthids onthat rock next to that red discasoma.and be carful of those gold palythoas as they spread and they have a reasonably powerful sting twords other corals...but not palythoas...looks great...oh and look up what your mimic will ultimatly look like...
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Old 12-18-2010, 11:28 PM   #48
 
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hmmm

and for the record now that i think about it many books wont have a proper name for the gold polyps so sorry about calling them palythoas...they act and can be treated like them...but dont have paly toxins..and sting.

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Old 12-19-2010, 02:13 PM   #49
 
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for my mimic i like to give him some caluarpa as a treat once or twice a week...proflifera or the grape works great.as far as the coral those are some nice green zoanthids onthat rock next to that red discasoma.and be carful of those gold palythoas as they spread and they have a reasonably powerful sting twords other corals...but not palythoas...looks great...oh and look up what your mimic will ultimatly look like...
Thanks mate,
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