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Old 10-12-2013, 05:40 PM   #21
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Tangs are distance swimmers. They like to go as far as they can without turning. Without that long stretch they get cramped in and stressed. For fish that are already easily stressed, you start setting yourself up for failure via ich.

To tag on with the dwarf angels, I have a coral beauty in my 55 reef. Hasn't really hurt my coral, from softies to sps, but he has nipped at them. In hindsight, I'd ditch him in a minute for something else.

In terms of puffers, the only one I'm aware of that is closest to being reef safe is the blue spotted puffer. Beautiful puffer, but loves to eat clams and would prob make a meal if any inverts in the tank too. I'd have one in my reef, as I don't house crabs/shrimp with my marine betta, but having clams is more worth while for me.
So would a kole tang work? Or a tomini? Any tang that would work i am open to. Just want a tang!
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I personally wouldn't recommend it. Tangs are for big long tanks. Any in small systems are a waste of their life and your money.
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In a 37g tank no there aren't any that would work sadly.

In a 60g cube I would say no as well. The cubes aren't made for big swimmers like tangs are.
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Ugh! So i would have been better off getting a 40B instead?
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I wouldn't say that. That is a nice sized cube with lots of possibilities. Once you have a tank going you always want a bigger one anyway.
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There's not much difference between a 40b and a cube as far as stocking possibilities go. Tangs are a special case as they need a lot of side to side swimming space. The small tangs need a 75g tank which puts you at 4ft long and 18 inches wide. The medium tangs need 125g which is 6ft long. And finally the laarge tangs need 180g which I'm not sure on dimensions for that.
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I wouldn't say that. That is a nice sized cube with lots of possibilities. Once you have a tank going you always want a bigger one anyway.
Well i was hoping for somthing a little bigger, but this means that all i can get is what i already have and a few more small common fish. If i made it a fish only system could i get a dwarf lion, a snowflake moray, and a some other stuff i havent thought about yet? Any suggestions!
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You could do a dwarf lion but they will usually eat any other smaller fish around them. Check out a snowflake blenny and mccoskers flasher Wrasse. They aren't very common fish and are absolutely beautiful.

The eel however is a little big for a tank that size.
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You could do a dwarf lion but they will usually eat any other smaller fish around them. Check out a snowflake blenny and mccoskers flasher Wrasse. They aren't very common fish and are absolutely beautiful.

The eel however is a little big for a tank that size.
Live aquaria says it would be ok and they are minimum 50g, my most trusted lfs also says it would be ok
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Any other suggestions for the FOWLR? Maybe some wrasses? Or a angler fish? What about a fox face!
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