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Old 01/11/2008, 10:15 AM
rnelson rnelson is offline
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Can't ID new tang

I bought a tang from my LFS that I can't ID....it looks like several different tangs but not a perfect match on any I've found so far.....any help would be appreciated:

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Old 01/11/2008, 11:18 AM
DamnPepShrimp DamnPepShrimp is offline
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That white caudal spike stands out to me as a dussumieri tang. I want one sooo bad! They are gorgeous when older.
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Old 01/11/2008, 11:56 AM
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it's not a dussumieri tang looks like a young bariene tang to me. very nice like looking fish you got there. how much did you pay for it? would love to have one
http://bluezooaquatics.com/images/pr...us_bariene.jpg
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Old 01/11/2008, 01:09 PM
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Yeah, it looks pretty close to a Bariene......not an exact match but that could be attributed to juvenile versus adult coloration.

Could be an Acanthurus blochii also....

I paid $30......

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Old 01/11/2008, 02:21 PM
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its not blochi or Bariene

its a Acanthurus Leococheilus

white spine and black and white striped face pattern give it away

Last edited by andy j; 01/11/2008 at 02:27 PM.
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Old 01/11/2008, 02:36 PM
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Ding Ding, I believe we have a winner!!!

Thanks everyone
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Old 01/11/2008, 03:32 PM
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Acanthurus Leococheilus yes that is correct. great job!
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