WHITE YELLOW TANG?

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mr_angryeyes

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I was @ my lfs and saw a yellow tang that looked completely healthy except
its body is all white with a yellow stripe? It's fins are also yellow and a good source tells me hes been eating fine. No ones bought him because they think hes sick.What do you guys think? some kinda morph maybe??
 

FeatherDuster

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It would be hard to tell if its a color morph of the regular yellow tang, a sick fish or a fish lacking nutrients. There are color morphs of tangs that have a white body and some yellow on different parts of their fins. My friend had one. The thing I noticed about hers that was different compared to a stressed or sick looking white tang in a pet store is that her tang's yellow didn't fade into the white on the body. It was a sharp contrast.
 

irishspy

There is a stargate in my aquarium.
If it were a sick fish, I'd usually expect it not to be eating. It could be cyanide poisoning from the collection process (they would eat great but still waste away), but I doubt it -- did the Tang otherwise look full-figured and healthy? In that case, I'd lean more toward a color morph.
 

mr_angryeyes

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Looks healthy as can be. The store owner said they've had it for a month and its never changed.Swims around like any other tang in the store.
 

irishspy

There is a stargate in my aquarium.
Looks healthy as can be. The store owner said they've had it for a month and its never changed.Swims around like any other tang in the store.
Then I'd say he's a color morph.
 

bdavis27701

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I've heard white yellow tangs are really rare and valuable.
Wouldn't it be called a white tang then???? Sorry couldn't resist.:grinyes:

How is the fish reacting now? Any color change or anything?
 

fish guru

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I heard that it is from nutrition deficiency like some of you guys said. one magazine article gave an example of a white yellow tang, and said that it didnt get enough greens.
 
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