Drastic color change kole tang

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    Angelajean I know that I don't know

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    Hello,
    I brought home my new kole tang. In the LFS, it was a burgundy looking with yellow eye. Typical Kole tang. I got it home acclimated it, etc. Now it looks like this one.

    Peter Williams' Kole Tang (Ctenochaetus strigosus) photo

    It's too quick for me to get a clear picture.

    Thanks.
     
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    Northstar24 The Tang Herder

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    That photo looks normal to me...
     
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    Yeah, they should be brownish/reddish purple to an almost blue-ish purple. I could see a small shift depending on lighting, but that pic looks about right.
     
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    Angelajean I know that I don't know

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    Thanks my first kole was much lighter, but I think that can be an age thing too. I think I remember that their color gets darker and richer as they go from juvenile to adults.
     
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    Reefrookie Not so new anymore! VIP Member

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    That pic looks just like mine. She looks more purple/burgandy when the the actinics are lit at dusk and dawn
     
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