Welcome to AquariaCentral.com

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. You will be entering into a wonderful world of aquatic information, for all aquarists, no matter what their experience level.

Our members will do their best to help you in your aquarium endeavors. We have a vast assortment of Forums to dive into:

-General Freshwater
-Marine and Brackish area
-Terrarium and Vivariums
-Coldwater
-DIY, Classifieds, Members Tanks Photographs and more.

We even have a general area, that is just as much fun as the rest of the Community, for off topic discussions and a real-time chat room for instant advice!

Joining Aquaria Central has numerous benefits, but the best, is our 112,000+ members, helping one another in this fascinating hobby!

Register now, and be sure to check out our scheduled contests with exciting prizes!

Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! !

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Welcome to the Internet's friendliest aquatic forum!

- Team AC

Sign Up

Why do tangs mimic angels?

Discussion in 'Surgeonfish' started by mcsassy, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. mcsassy

    mcsassy professional fool

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    Messages:
    972
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Such as the lemonpeel, halfblack, herald and such pygmy angels. Is there an advantage to mimic the angels? It is cool for aquarium keepers because you can have the coloration and beauty of an angel without the risk of violence and coral issues.

    I want the lemonpeel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. mcsassy

    mcsassy professional fool

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    Messages:
    972
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
  3. mandy21

    mandy21 THE REEFER GODDESS

    Joined:
    May 16, 2006
    Messages:
    983
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Ohio
    I don't quite get what you're asking with mimicking angels?

    and yes, most angels do tend to go through a drastic change in appearance from juvenile to adult. You can trust peteducation as being a reliable source, although there are some slight differences between different reliable sources, but overall a nice quick look at a certain species.
     
  4. mandy21

    mandy21 THE REEFER GODDESS

    Joined:
    May 16, 2006
    Messages:
    983
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Ohio
  5. mcsassy

    mcsassy professional fool

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    Messages:
    972
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Oh ya so then how come it has the blue around its eyes if its not a lemonpeel?
     
  6. mcsassy

    mcsassy professional fool

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    Messages:
    972
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    "The Chocolate Surgeonfish, also known as the Mimic Surgeon, or Mimic Lemon Peel Tang, has a yellow oval body when a juvenile."

    Straight from the site above...
     
  7. mandy21

    mandy21 THE REEFER GODDESS

    Joined:
    May 16, 2006
    Messages:
    983
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Ohio
    yes TANG. not ANGEL
     
  8. mandy21

    mandy21 THE REEFER GODDESS

    Joined:
    May 16, 2006
    Messages:
    983
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Ohio
  9. mcsassy

    mcsassy professional fool

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    Messages:
    972
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ya exactly...lemonpeel tang mimics the angel.....that's what its all about! BAAAA ZING!
     
  10. mandy21

    mandy21 THE REEFER GODDESS

    Joined:
    May 16, 2006
    Messages:
    983
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Ohio
    and i have no idea what you're talking about, still. Mimic isn't a good word, that implies (to me) that it's done for a reason, when I don't belive it's anything more than it's just juvenile coloration. I haven't read anything that indicates that it's more than that.

    They look similar. Much like other fish look similar, or corals.
     

Share This Page

zoomed.com
tfhmagazine.com
hikariusa.com
aqaimports.com
Store