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    Why do tangs mimic angels?

    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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    I found this on the lemonpeel though...it transforms as it gets older? Weak if true.....

    http://www.peteducation.com/article....articleid=2036
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcsassy View Post
    I found this on the lemonpeel though...it transforms as it gets older? Weak if true.....

    http://www.peteducation.com/article....articleid=2036
    that's a chocolate surgeonfish aka lemon peel tang. don't get confused (not sure if you are) with lemonpeel angels.
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    Oh ya so then how come it has the blue around its eyes if its not a lemonpeel?
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    "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...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcsassy View Post
    "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...
    yes TANG. not ANGEL
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    http://www.peteducation.com/article....articleid=1985 that is a lemonpeel ANGEL. the tang is called a mimick lemonpeel tang because in its juvenile state it looks like the lemonpeel angel. the lemonpeel angel stays that coloration as an adult with proper water/food conditions.
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    Ya exactly...lemonpeel tang mimics the angel.....that's what its all about! BAAAA ZING!
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    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.
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