Why do tangs mimic angels?

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mcsassy

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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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

mandy21

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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.
 

mcsassy

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Oh ya so then how come it has the blue around its eyes if its not a lemonpeel?
 

mcsassy

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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...
 

mandy21

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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...
yes TANG. not ANGEL
 

mcsassy

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Ya exactly...lemonpeel tang mimics the angel.....that's what its all about! BAAAA ZING!
 

mandy21

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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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