World Wide Corals adds rare xanthic yellow tang and melanistic black tang to its collection of mutants

Move over Casper the white tang because World Wide Corals has just one upped you with the trump card of Zebrasoma mutants: a xanthic yellow tang and a melanistic black tang. Like the amelanistic white tang before them, the xanthic…

Xanthic Acanthurus surgeonfish caught on video

The xanthic surgeonfish is the latest freak to come out of the family Acanthuridae. You’ve seen the piebald tang, the tricolor scopas, the aberrant scopas, the nearly all white yellow tang Casper but this all solid yellow Acanthurus is the…

The tang collection at World Wide Corals ought to make the Tang Police implode

You may not have heard of the Tang Police but they surely have heard of you. As we speak the Tang Police has surveillance on all the reef tanks in North America making sure that everyone has only one surgeonfish…

Following up with Casper the white tang at World Wide Corals

While we were in Orlando for MACNA last week we made it a point to stop by the premier LFS, World Wide Corals. Not only is WWC loaded up with a huge diversity of corals, they are also the proud…

Tricolor and gem tangs a plenty at Southwest Marines, UK

Southwest Marines was the first all marine aquarium store we visited in the UK and we must say it was quite a pleasant surprise to round the corner and spot LED lighting, two gem tangs, one tricolor tang (aberrant scopas)…

Piebald zebrasoma tang swimming around a crazy ‘quarantine’ reef tank

The piebald Zebrasoma tang featured in this video has some of the most unusual color patterning we’ve seen in this genus. Leave it to Chingchai, creator of the 1200 gallon DSPS reef tank, to have what appears to be a…

December issue of Advanced Aquarist now available

The December issue of Advanced Aquarist is out and with it are PDF issues of past magazines up-to-date through October’s issue. In the last issue of 2009, Terry leads off with an editorial revisiting the dreaded “old tank syndrome” that…

Are Yellow and Scopas tangs more than kissing cousins?

Sometimes the best discoveries in science are happy accidents, and this year researchers at the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding uncovered some genetic data which supports ideas that hobbyists have been suspecting for years: namely, that some fishes we assumed…