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Old 01-11-2009, 11:05 AM   #1
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Has anybody owned a tricolour tang before?Or do you have info about them?Can you buy them off the internet?Her are some pictures
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Never heard of it. That almost looks like an ancanthurus species tang, but hard to tell with that pic. Do you have a better, more scientific name for it?
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Never heard of it. That almost looks like an ancanthurus species tang, but hard to tell with that pic. Do you have a better, more scientific name for it?
Yes they call it a zebrasoma scopas they said it gets 8 inches
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Yes they call it a zebrasoma scopas they said it gets 8 inches
If you go to ultarmarinemaganize.com go down a bit and on the right is a picture of 1 it is orange.Then i went to another sight and 1 guy had 1 in his tank so i guess they are real, not fake .Here is the picture of the guy who had 1 .On the picture the Tricolour tang is the 1 on the bottom
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Scopas tangs are quite common, and very similar to a yellow tang. They are in the same zebrasoma family. The tricolor is probably just a color aberrant, which you see available occasionally.
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I agree, scopas are fairly common tangs seen at the LFS. To me they look mostly brownish in person. Here is a good link to the scopas
http://liveaquaria.com/product/prod_...381&pcatid=381
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Here is my scopas tang so you can see what a scopas tang looks like.

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Here is my scopas tang so you can see what a scopas tang looks like.

So you are saying that the Tricolour tang is just a scopas tang?
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Yes, the "tri-color" your talking about was probably just a scopas with a little bit more bright color scheme. Its like liveaquaria used to see yellow teardrop clownfish. but after a year or so they just turn orange again. Each fish has different colorations, so your going to have some anomilies sometimes.
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I`m not saying that as I really have never seen that type you are refering to. This one I have and the link that RYshark had (sorry ryshark I didnt see the link) are definitely scopas tangs. You said it was a zebrasoma scopas and that`s what this is. I think Larry was saying it might be some color variant. Not to speak for Larry though.
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