possible unicorn tang question?

nava405

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i have this tang about 3"-3.5" in size, and i'm 90% sure it's a unicorn, however, the body shape looks excatly like baby bluespot naso but without any spot, also i can see a very small bump on the head. However, all those pics i found on the internet for unicorn seems to have different shape than the one i have ( mine is more rounded head and shorter nose), so is it possible is something else ?

also when should i expect to see the horn to start growing?
 

jnc914

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Can you provide a pic, these are often confused with juvi vlamingii tangs. If its a unicorn or a blue spot it will grow the horn, however the blue spots is smaller. the vlamingii just grows the bump. i thought i had a blue spot, but i have been able to confirm that it is a vlamingii. either way, these species grow fast.
 

nava405

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if it's vlamingii, then it should have blue spot or lines on the body, but mine is full silver, so i'm pretty sure it's not vlamingiii
 

jnc914

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Not necessarily, juvi vlamingii's have little to no distinctive pattern of dots or lines. Although, if it is already 3.5 inches and has no pattern of spots, i would have to guess (without a pic) that you have a unicorn tang. Good luck with it.
 

thor32766

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jnc is correct. take a look at what they call the lopez tang. they are very often confused for vlamingi tangs.
 
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