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Old 09-09-2006   #1
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rare Yellow tang hybrid?

One or two of these have popped up in the UK recently.
Nobody has been able to ID yet... and it hasn't been photoshopped
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Old 09-09-2006   #2
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Wink Tang II

Any chance the fish was injected with colourant?

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Old 09-09-2006   #3
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Yo, cerven..This specimen has the SAME darker frontal region ON BOTH SIDES...?

Which store has it, and do you know the country of export/origin?

If you've actually seen this fish in person?

I've fwd this onto my Caribbean, Atlantic,Marshall Islands, Hawaii collector distributor/coral farm contact.

He's shipped/seen pretty much EVERY unique hybrid/rare specimen out of his export range.....Helfrich's fire goby, Achille's & Black tangs, Potter's,Fisher's, Flame ,LemonPeel angels, and various hybrids, tang hybrids, surgeon hybrids .

Recently, sent me hybrid LemonPeel/Golden Angel ...{C heraldi x C flavissimus}

I'll also say it seems like a hypermelanistic phase specimen...EXTRA dark pigment distribution...the eye, as well, is darker.

From pic...I can't see if facial features, frontal dorsal area is "different" from Z flavescens to suggest a "sport"..or possible nerve damage "switching on" the darker brown patch?

If nerve related, it'll usually be uneven coloration , on either/both sides.

Typical hybridisation wouldn't have "part look like EACH parent"...not to say it CAN'T happen...

Seein as it's the UK...more informed viewpoints will no doubt arise..but this is the best i can offer outta "darkest" Africa...

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Old 09-09-2006   #4
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Cheers Liaquat! Will see if I can get ya some more info, haven't seen this fish myself, was posted by Mark from Acropora House UK, he is the dude with the 16000litre system, his surname escapes me, but will post more again later... going drinking now
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Maybe NOT a yellow tang...?

While I was looking around...remembered that Zebrasoma flavescens is NOT the ONLY totally yellow representative in it's genus.
Zebrasoma scopas(brown,sailfin,2tone) can exhibit the zonation, or mottling, or even be totally yellow.
I've even seen pix of YELLOW Japanese Zebrasoma, seine netted, which weren't "Hawaiian Yellow Tangs"..and also seen Z flavescens which were mottled, white, darkbrown, and I hear black individuals exist as well.

Ponder this one...STUNNING FISH!

Owner: Greg Schiemer, USA...longtime, successful reef aquarist.
It is similar, in appearance...but is a Z scopas!

I've followed Acropora house's development, etc, as it's been published...

Yeah that's the "L" shaped tank, SPS dominated...fuels a frag "business"...A few fish , incl Gobiodon spp, have completed their lifecyle, and babies grew IN the sytem without additional special care!!!

ANOTHER cool tank addition!

Andrew Caine, of AquaWorld UK, was kinda instrumental in the foundation, establishment...maybe the fish is from him?

Remember Cerven, a yellowtang viewed thru the side of a glass of guinness looks like that too! LOL

Have a lekker nite out!

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Old 09-09-2006   #6
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damn liaquat you know your stuff dude how long you been n the marine trade?? and what studies have you done??
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cts such as reef construct putty......awesome hey
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anybody seen the elephant nose yellow tang,owned by the salifert larney,very rare.
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Niresh, You mean .....?

"Proud owner of the very rare YET (Yellow Elephantis Tang) from the Lord Bibah Islands.", if my memory serves me correctly?

Sure seen it AAAAAAAGES ago...

There USED to be a pic alongside the salifert founder/owner's name ..it's called an avatar, right?

Well, follow this clue, what is Bibah BACKWARDS?

...Habib!!!

2nd clue....
Yellow Elephantis tang=YET, also as in
"have you seen it YET" ????

Salifert is owned by Habib Sekha...see where this gets all funny now?

The "fish" doesn't exist..it's CGI/"photoshopped"

Come on now, Niresh that was a "reckless" assumption...LOL

Or didn't you know?
If not, I apologize if I seemed brash, at all.

The nose "droops" like jumbo elephant, and the eyes had a permanently confused reaction..very cartoony....


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Hi guys. I Have mailed the pics to a buddy of mine a formidible photoshop artist who is a photo inspector with a international Photo Library company. awaiting his response.
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HI ReefToi, thanks for that. However the fish I posted is not photoshopped. It is a real fish
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O cool then!! do u feel stupid!
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Quote:
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O cool then!! do u feel stupid!
No stress, but I don't feel stupid... ...I take it the 'u' should be 'I'? A typo?
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that wasnt a typo :mellow:
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Okay... I'm confussed? Why do I feel stupid??
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