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Old 11/03/2007, 08:26 PM
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What kind of Tang is this?

Hey everyone. I picked up this guy for $20.00 at a LFS. He was in bad shape. Definitely has ich.

Anyways what kind of tang is it? I think its an Acanthuras blochi(Ringtail Surgeonfish) or Acanthuras Dussemeiri(palani tang). Any insights would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.




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Old 11/03/2007, 08:48 PM
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It has ich and you still put him into your display tank?
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Old 11/03/2007, 08:58 PM
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Great Find! I think it may be a blochii tang. rather odd fish but not easy to find.
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Old 11/03/2007, 09:15 PM
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Yes I did put it right into my display. I hope it will overcome the ich and i hope it won't show up on any of my other fish. Heh. However i have put other fish into my display with visible signs of ich, i.e a hippo tang and eventually the ich spots were no longer visible. I know im taking a risk by adding fish in this manner without qt. Here's to hoping everything goes well Anyways back to the question of what kind of tang is this?
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Old 11/03/2007, 10:51 PM
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Ive seen a couple of those pop up lately; I believe Acanthurus blochii is correct.
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Old 11/04/2007, 02:40 AM
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20 bucks is really cheap for one of those.
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Old 11/04/2007, 07:12 AM
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Anyone have an adult? How big will it get? I think I have one of those too. It was sold to me as a Palani.
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Old 11/04/2007, 07:15 AM
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I think is a Acanthurus bahianus, ask the LFS if is from the Caribbean.
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Old 11/04/2007, 07:47 AM
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I think it is either a A. Bariene or A. Blochii.
Both get very big (over a foot) but are very attractive fish when their full adult colors start showing up.
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Old 11/04/2007, 08:24 AM
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That's good to know.
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Old 11/04/2007, 10:39 AM
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it's a juvenile dussumeiri or eystripe surgeonfish.

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Old 11/04/2007, 11:57 AM
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I don't think its a dussumers. If I remember correct dussumers have white tail spines.
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Old 11/04/2007, 12:30 PM
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You are right, it is a Ringtail surgeonfish (blochii)
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Old 11/04/2007, 01:22 PM
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It is a Acanthurus bahianus, I got one a time ago also I snorkel every Saturday and saw thems.

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Old 11/04/2007, 10:48 PM
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blochii or xanthopterus. They aren't very rare at all. Are they rare over there?
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Old 11/05/2007, 01:10 AM
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Hey guys. Thanks for all the responses. I think its pretty safe to say its an Acanthuras Blochii. Here are some of the characteristics of an Acanthuras Blochii curtesy of http://www.coralreefnetwork.com/sten...geonfishes.htm
Large black caudal spine

Brown pectoral fins

Overall olive brown to black; white band on caudal peduncle

I found that live aquaria divers den has a tang very similar to mine labeled as an Dussumieri.
http://www.liveaquaria.com/diversden...8989&siteid=20
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Old 11/05/2007, 01:16 AM
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blochii or xanthopterus. They aren't very rare at all. Are they rare over there?
Yes I would say somewhat so. You definitely don't walk into many LFS's to see any of the Dussumieris or Blochiis very often.
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Old 11/05/2007, 04:10 AM
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same fish i have, look for my post in this very section

type tang and user me and it will come up
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Old 11/05/2007, 06:56 AM
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This fish is not rare in the wild but it is somewhat rare in the US trade mainly due to the colors of the juveniles and the eventual size of the adults. Most stores do not just bring them in unless they have a special request from someone who really appreciates the beauty of these fish and has a tank large enough to support its eventual growth.
 

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