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Old 12-18-2013, 05:06 PM   #1
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Yellow tang, white stripes on each side..

When I turned on the lights this morning I noticed two white stripes on my yellow tang on each side of his body in exact same spot I turned it on Blue light only to see if there was any Salt Like ick marks and nothing just the two white stripes? Click image for larger version

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Old 12-18-2013, 06:03 PM   #2
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perfectly normal. my purple tang develpps the same blotch every time i turn the lights on in the am
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Old 12-19-2013, 01:31 AM   #3
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Thanks huma...had never seen it so apparent as today
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don't know if its true but I was told those are for defense against other fish.someone told me they can make them come out and use them like a knife.dont know if that's true though
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My yellow tang has them too. Totally normal.
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:37 AM   #6
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don't know if its true but I was told those are for defense against other fish.someone told me they can make them come out and use them like a knife.dont know if that's true though

I believe your thinking about the scalpel at the base of their tails. Hence the name surgeonfish
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