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The Rarest Tang?

Discussion in 'Fish Discussion' started by yearofthenick, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. auroradrvr

    auroradrvr New Member

    I do not know of case where an Atlantic Blue Tang has ever fully converted to adult coloration in captivity.
  2. cleve_seahorse

    cleve_seahorse New Member

    I saw 1 today...a blue eyed tang....really pretty with blue/almost purple eyes and yellow tail....never saw one before.
  3. aquaknight

    aquaknight New Member

    I guess if you're patient, you can find something truly unique. There's are definitely a number of tangs are just not imported. A couple months ago, a LFS got in two Naso brevirostris which I've never, ever seen or heard about in the hobby. They were absolutely striking, a darker brown/black body with a white stripes just aft of the pectoral fins, and the brighest white tail I've ever seen. The problem is that these guys were already 12" and anything short of 500gals would be cruel....

    How big of tank are we talking about? For anything six-feet and up, for an unusual but not one-in-a-million tang, the Mustard, aka Jewel Tang, Acanthurus guttatus
    gets my vote.
  4. olga21

    olga21 New Member

    yea, the Jewel Tang gets my vote. Also I like the Desajardi (spelling?) tang. Not the most expensive but very regal with round spots and I dont see them that often.
  5. pastor b.

    pastor b. New Member

    Dear hobbyists, I've seen the rarest tang of them all,its called A Powder Red tang.( Not A Powder blue ) They've been recently discovered ,and the trade hasn't even put a price on this species of fish, but when they do ,you can believe they will be costly . This Powder Red tang looks almost like the powder blue tang,but its body is and tail are red. Just when you think we've seen it all, out comes a new species of fish.
  6. redsea

    redsea New Member

    Originally Posted by AquaKnight

    I guess if you're patient, you can find something truly unique. There's are definitely a number of tangs are just not imported. A couple months ago, a LFS got in two Naso brevirostris which I've never, ever seen or heard about in the hobby. They were absolutely striking, a darker brown/black body with a white stripes just aft of the pectoral fins, and the brighest white tail I've ever seen. The problem is that these guys were already 12" and anything short of 500gals would be cruel....

    How big of tank are we talking about? For anything six-feet and up, for an unusual but not one-in-a-million tang, the Mustard, aka Jewel Tang, Acanthurus guttatus
    gets my vote.

    these tangs look cool!
  7. olga21

    olga21 New Member

    Yea, I change my vote. Powder Red Tang
  8. yearofthenick

    yearofthenick New Member

    What about the Chevron Tang? They're beautiful, and supposedly hard to come by.
  9. sirromey

    sirromey New Member

    The Powder Red Tang was an April fools joke....haha! go back at to the page where you saw it and read its diet.....its diet is Gem Tang eggs. They have alot of people going with that April fools joke.
  10. deejeff442

    deejeff442 New Member

    powder red tang
    problem with the chevron it dont look nothing like that when it grows up.
  11. stdreb27

    stdreb27 New Member

    Originally Posted by Pastor B.

    Dear hobbyists, I've seen the rarest tang of them all,its called A Powder Red tang.( Not A Powder blue ) They've been recently discovered ,and the trade hasn't even put a price on this species of fish, but when they do ,you can believe they will be costly . This Powder Red tang looks almost like the powder blue tang,but its body is and tail are red. Just when you think we've seen it all, out comes a new species of fish.

    Originally Posted by SirRomey


    The Powder Red Tang was an April fools joke....haha! go back at to the page where you saw it and read its diet.....its diet is Gem Tang eggs. They have alot of people going with that April fools joke.
    lol I spewed coffee over my desk reading that...
  12. regina13

    regina13 Guest

    This is a really cool one in a million tang!
  13. bang guy

    bang guy Moderator Staff Member

    Originally Posted by Pastor B.

    Dear hobbyists, I've seen the rarest tang of them all,its called A Powder Red tang.( Not A Powder blue ) They've been recently discovered ,and the trade hasn't even put a price on this species of fish, but when they do ,you can believe they will be costly . This Powder Red tang looks almost like the powder blue tang,but its body is and tail are red. Just when you think we've seen it all, out comes a new species of fish.
    I was wondering how many people would fall for that one
  14. littlej2455

    littlej2455 New Member

    My vote either goes to the Jewel tang or a Sohal Tang. I ordered a sohal from my LFS in March, and he still can't find a good one for me.
  15. fishkid13

    fishkid13 New Member

  16. nanomantis

    nanomantis New Member

    The rarest you will see in the hobby would be a black tang or a chevron tang.
  17. jackattack65

    jackattack65 New Member

    Gem tangs start at about 2500 while the longnose black tang run anywhere from 500 to 800

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