Really bad blue picture fish ID please

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  1. Brian Kracht

    Brian Kracht Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor AZ FRAG Member

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    Hello!

    So there two fish I would like IDs of if anyone can help me out. Of course it's a nice blued out picture to make things easier.

    Picture one is obvious which fish I'm asking about but to clarify picture two, it's the orange fish most centered on the screen in the back.

    I have a few more pictures if needed. These are just the best ones.

    Thanks for the help!


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    Fish #1 appears to be a Bristletooth Tomini tang, Ctenochaetus tominiensis.. or possibly a White Tail Bristletooth Tang, Ctenochaetus flavicauda. I'm leaning towards the Tomini tang.

    Fish #2 is a Chocolate Tang. Acanthurus pyroferus
     
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    Kind of looks like a white tail bristle tooth tang. Possibly a tomini. Hard to tell due to color spectrum. Is this by any chance at Artistic Aquariums? Just asking because I saw a white tail there bout a month ago...
     
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    It's blue reef aquatics in Vegas.

    And thank you I will look more into those and see if it looks like what I saw. The second fish looked super orange. Not bright orange but very orange. And the first one had like yellow flared out fins. If those color descriptions help any. Thank you though. I'll check those names now and then see how it looks compared to what I saw.
     
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    Check some fish sites and see if their pictures are the same. LiveAquaria has nice pictures and a lot of different fish on file.
     
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    I think you were right on the tomini tang. Google images seemed to show quite a lot of variations in both the tomini and chocolate but some looked very similar. Do you know if a chocolate tang will actually look more orange under bluer spectrum lights than white?
     
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    So the tomini tang is also called the flame fin tang I guess and that seems super appropriate since the fins really did pop. Thank you @Robin Haselden you helped me ID two of my new favorite fish lol.
     
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    LiveAquaria calls it a mimic lemonpeel... I've always heard them called chocolate tangs. That one you showed still has a square tail, so it's a sub adult. Juveniles are yellow and turn brown and orange as they ate. Adults will have a lyre shaped tail.
     
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    The color of A. pryoferus is bright yellow as a juvenile, because it mimics either the lemonpeel angel or haroldi angel. As it matures, it's colors darken.

    The first fish is without doubt C. tominiensis. Flavicauda doesn't have the bright dorsal and anal fins, rather their fins are the same color as their body. You can also see the forks of the tail in the first pic.
     
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    This is why I like R2R. I learn something new everyday ☝️
     
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