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Old 02-16-2006, 02:03 PM   #1
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Vlamingi Tang

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I recently purchased a Vlamingi Tang. He is a juvenile. I just noticed the other day that when he hides in a cave or a crevice in one of my rocks, his coloration is a lot darker than it normally is when he comes out. He is my first tang & I read in a previous thread about how tangs are susceptible to ich & someone was asking about discoloration. I would snap a picture, but about 5-10 seconds later, he returns back to the white/silver blue speckled beauty. Are these tangs able to change colours based on their surroundings? Anyone have a similiar experience?


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I saw someones Vlamingi Tang in a 380 gallon tank and he turned off the lights for a minute to show me his moon lights.. when he turned it back on his tang was dark for around 15-20 seconds. A couple of his other fish were as well. Im pretty sure from what I've seen that they do.

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Sounds normal. Would not worry about it.
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Just a normal thing for tangs, their colouration changes depending on moods and time/s of day, lighting etc..
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