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  1. #1

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    The wife and I were talking about our fish that we have had for quite some time now, and it occurred to me that our yellow minic tang has really developed into a completely different looking fish. And by that I mean a different look than what they normally develop as they grow

    When I got this guy a little over two years ago, he was a younger fish, I would say still a juvenile only starting to get his adult coloring. Here are some before and after pics so you can see what I mean

    Before pics from when he was first added to my 90 gallon reef tank


    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    Below are a few pics of him taken about a year ago.







    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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    And now for some pics taken today. I am amazed at how black he has gotten over the past 6 to 8 months. That certainly is not typical for a yellow mimic tang, but a welcome surprise for sure.







    Last edited by Cliff; 01-20-2013 at 09:10 PM.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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    What's your parameters Cliff? Maybe your salinity or something is off? . . . Nah just joking

    Fish looks great bud, interesting though how drastically it has changed over time
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    Agreed! Interesting how much they change over time... I wonder if we're the same..?

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    +1 to cliff for epic fish raising. He's showing off his best colors for you.

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    Thanks guys. Just as a point of comparision, below is a pic of what a typical yellow mimic tang looks like when it is fully grown and matured. I googled the below pic off the interwebs




    I've often wondered why he is so much darker than most tangs. I'm guessing something in his diet or the mixture of greens, flakes, and froozen foods is aggreeing with him.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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    I think your fish looks much cooler than the standard.

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    He's a lovely fish, from my googles it looks like there are a few varieties of mimic tangs.

    The kind here looks quite a bit like your coloration:
    http://animalswecare.com/Pets/Fishes...urgeonfish.php

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    That's a nice pic Trillianne.
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