Trying to identify this little guy!!!

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AC Members
Dec 6, 2007
I recently bought this juvey tang from my lfs. The issue I have is I'm not quite sure what species he is. He was ordered as a mimic tang but he obviously isn't and I may have gotten a steal for $40 Cdn!!! I have him in qt in a 75 gallon but would like to know before adding him in a 125 gallon with a powder blue and a spot face. Here are a few I narrowed it down to:

1. acanthurus nigricauda
2. acanthurus leucocheilus
3. acanthurus bariene
4. acanthurus blochii

I don't think a blochii is an option though due to the spot behind the eye. Unfortunatly this is the best pic I could get after nearly photos. Does anyone have any ideas? Please reply if so.


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AC Members
Jul 26, 2009
my best guess is acanthurus leucocheilus. I looked at a pic of them on google and they look most simlar..