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ironmics
06/11/2009, 06:47 PM
I find Red Sea fish very intriguing, and I love the look of this angel. I was wondering if anyone has ever seen one for sale though? I know it's very similar to Xanthurus angels, but pictures make it look like it has much more contrast to it.

saltyguy51
06/11/2009, 08:17 PM
Red Sea fish are very colorful, do you have a pic. of this fish?

ironmics
06/11/2009, 08:30 PM
It's not really that colorful, but I really like the very defined white and black of it.
http://www.oldtownaquarium.com/files/images/xanthotis%20angel.jpg

This is one of the like 5 pictures I could find on the net, so I'm sure they're very rare.

saltyguy51
06/11/2009, 08:46 PM
Nice fish! Needs more lighting though

ironmics
06/11/2009, 09:06 PM
Yeah, now I just gotta find somewhere in the world that sells them:)

Umbriel
06/12/2009, 04:39 AM
Sometimes you'll find one on LiveAquaria's Diver's Den...that's the only place I've ever seen them, and I think that's the place you should look and perhaps contact if you're interested in one. There's a subtle, but noticeable difference from the more common a. xanthurus.

Good luck!

LisaD
06/12/2009, 08:24 AM
I've seen them in LA DD and I think I have also seen them on reefhotspot. Also check bluezooaquatics. If you are patient, you will eventually find one.

LisaD
06/12/2009, 05:08 PM
Is this what you are looking for? If so, it's on LA Collector's Corner right now:

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_Display.cfm?c=720&pCatId=349

EDIT: never mind, I see you don't want the Xanthurus. Come to think of it, I have only seen A. xanthurus for sale. Would you be content with one of these?

This is a nice picture and description. The angels are awfully close. (this site is no longer shipping, hasn't been for quite some time)

http://www.marinecenter.com/fish/angelfish/creamangel/

flameangel88
06/12/2009, 05:25 PM
According to wetwebmedia (http://www.wetwebmedia.com/marine/fishes/angels/rsangels.htm) the Xanthurus (Indian Ocean) is darker than the Xanthotis (Red Sea).

I've two Xanthurus in QT that I'm happy with.
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i287/reeftankpix/IMG_7069-1.jpg

LisaD
06/12/2009, 05:36 PM
I read the same thing, but I've found pictures on the web that look quite similar, one to the other.

The fish base picture looks very distinct, though:

http://www.fishbase.com/images/thumbnails/jpg/tn_Apxan_u6.jpg

here's another:

http://www.andrewisles.com/AndrewIsles/images/product_images/BMImg_26321_Yellow-eared-Angel_wtn.jpg

flameangel88
06/12/2009, 05:48 PM
Lisa, the second picture shows a red tail. If that's the case I want one as I've too many angels with a yellow tail now. :)

ironmics
06/12/2009, 05:58 PM
I've never seen either IRL, so I don't know how nice Xantharus are, but they look kind of dull in pictures. Pictures of black and white fish never seem to do them justice though. Except flameangels pic looks pretty sweet. Any signs of pairing yet?

I'm thinking of a Red Sea endemic tank, so that's why I asked though.

The one that looks like it has a red tail is actually a painting ;)

http://www.andrewisles.com/AndrewIsles/images/product_images/BMImg_26321_Yellow-eared-Angel_web.jpg

LisaD
06/12/2009, 06:04 PM
oops, sorry, the image was small, but I should have caught that *blush*

I have seen xanthurus IRL, and they look similar to the first picture you posted. They are very nice fish, if a little dull looking.

Noticed there is a nice, small one of LA DD for $60.

http://www.liveaquaria.com/diversden/ItemDisplay.cfm?c=2733+3&ddid=62330

flameangel88
06/12/2009, 06:18 PM
[QUOTE]<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=15183562#post15183562 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by ironmics
[B]I've never seen either IRL, so I don't know how nice Xantharus are, but they look kind of dull in pictures. Pictures of black and white fish never seem to do them justice though. Except flameangels pic looks pretty sweet. Any signs of pairing yet?

I'm thinking of a Red Sea endemic tank, so that's why I asked though.
[QUOTE]

Not yet...I only received both last Friday. They get along and no chasing so I'm hopeful. The larger one is about 1" bigger.

I agree that blk & wht fish pictures never seem to do them justice but when someone takes a nice picture of a Bandit or Tinkeri they do look nice even it's only a picture.

I like tanks with themes and I started out with either deepwater or Hawaiian fish.

flameangel88
06/12/2009, 06:40 PM
After a search I see that LA DD had one for $249.99. The fish is obviously no longer there but this was the search result:

Diver's DenĀ® Fish: WYSIWYG Saltwater Fish
What you see is what you get for your aquarium. ... (Apolemichthys xanthotis) $249.99. Ornate Thornback Trunkfish (Aracana aurita) $349.99 ...
www.liveaquaria.com/diversden/ItemDisplay.cfm?c=2733+3&ddid=38578

ironmics
06/12/2009, 06:44 PM
Haha don't worry LisaD, I just got fooled by a different painting of them, that's the only reason I checked.

Dang, I guess you got me on the Tinkers, they always look great. It seems that if they have very large contrast with no blending they will look better though. I always thought Eibli's and Halfblack angels were a bit boring until I saw them in person though.

edit: thanks for the research flameangel, I won't have the tank for it for a long time, so I guess I can be patient :)

edit2: @flameangel: I just watched your tank video, and I love the fish. There's two burgess bflys right? It was pretty quick, so I couldn't tell if maybe it was a mitratus. Are they a pair or just coexisting nicely? Info on pairing up butterflies seems pretty scarce.

Big E
06/13/2009, 01:59 AM
The xanthotis black & wihite areas are more distinct & pronounced. The black area also extends further from the head.

always thought Eibli's and Halfblack angels were a bit boring until I saw them in person though.

I agree, pictures don't do these fish justice. The xanthurus looks much nicer in person also.

AuroraDrvr
06/13/2009, 09:19 AM
The quickest & easiest way to tell, is white lips vs. black lips.