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Old 12-06-2012, 11:46 PM   #1
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Yellow tang

So i was wondering what the white patch in the middle of a yellow tangs body is. Does anyone knoe? I dont meen ich
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:21 AM   #2
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I'm curious myself. Most lfs I go to have yellow tangs with these and I never see one without it other than like YouTube. Maybe it has to do with something like lateral line disease?
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:34 AM   #3
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mine has it as well, less noticable when the lights are on for a while it fades as much as you can barely see it. When the moonlights are on over night most of his body is white then he colors up when the lights are on.
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:10 PM   #4
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A healthy yellow tang holds a bright golden yellow color with a small white barb on either side of it's tail fin. When selecting a Yellow Tang one should look for those which are alert, show good color, and eating prepared foods. Yellow tangs will become quite pale and show a white horizontal line across their body at night or when scared. This is normal behavior during the night, but it could be an indicator of something wrong if shown during the day. My yellow tangs all have this line and it is more obvious when they darken up at night.
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:55 PM   #5
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I have a blond naso tang with this line as well. However it seems to be very healthy and active. This line just appeared out of the blue one Day.
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:05 PM   #6
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Tangs are typically schooling fish in nature. The white line you see running along its flank allows the school to identify direction in low light level conditions. It's an indicating mark for the group to coordinate movement and the reason that it becomes more pronounced under blue or no light in the home aquarium.
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So there u have it stay in school... Thanks crabs
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:59 PM   #8
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I've been told not to make alot of threads so ill ask on this...
What is the minimum tank size for a scopus tang?
What's the smallest tang?
Can the have mushrooms with them?
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:08 PM   #9
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I would say a 75 for a Scopas, more conservative would be 125 (6 feet long).

A Kole Tang or Tomini does better in smaller tanks though.

You were told not to start threads? Really?
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:29 PM   #10
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I would say a 75 for a Scopas, more conservative would be 125 (6 feet long).

A Kole Tang or Tomini does better in smaller tanks though.

You were told not to start threads? Really?
Yes cause they said there were threads on that type of fish so don't make more...(FW)
Any type of tang in a 20g?
Could a pair of a type of clowns go in a 20g?
I used to have SW but I just don't remember ANY fish what so ever...
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