Giant Dark Brown Spot on Scopas Tang Only at night??

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    ltkenbo

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    I just got a scopas tang, he was a trade in at the local fish store and they quarantined him for a few weeks to. Overall he seems very healthy, but I was wondering cause when I look in the tank at night he seems to have giant dark brown looking spot (larger than a quarter) on both sides of his body, I even checked it out with a flashlight, however during the day, it is gone. What's up with this??


    Here he is during the day:

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    And at night???:

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    PRC Stop Quoting Me!

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    I don't have tangs so I can't say for sure, but some fish attempt to camouflage themselves at night, probably to guard against predators..maybe that's it....Does it look like a sore? or just a different color?
     
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    OhNoNemo i love triggers

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    I had a chocolate tang who would do that in the beginning.He may stop once he has adapted to his new home.I also agree with PRC...
     
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    +1 PRC
    That's common.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Thats extremely common.
    I had a scopus tang there did the exact same thing every night when the lights went out.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    My yellow tang looks like that in the dark. It's normal!
     
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    Normal like everyone says.My purple tang looks pale when the lights have been out for awhile.
     
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    Perfectly normal. My yellow tang has a big white spot at night and the scopas has the same spot.
     
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