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Old 06-04-2004, 01:35 PM   #1
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How many tangs is too many?

Well I am thinking of trading in my palani since they just get to big. He also is always digging out his home under the rocks, which leaves a huge pile of sand in the corner. I was thinking of adding more yellow tangs. I have 3 now, and honestly I don't know if I can push it much further. I currently have a 55 fuge with mangroves and macro. Im planning to add more rock, to the fuge and the main. Its a 125 6' long. Opinions welcomed
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Do you have any other fish other than the tangs?

I know this is going to be somewhat a debatable topic but with a 6' long 125gal I can see maybe 2 additional tangs in there. Assuming the rest of the fish load is light.
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You still have your Angel? When she grow, it'll be tight in there.
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Old 06-04-2004, 03:44 PM   #4
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3 Yellow tangs, 1 Palani/Eyestripe tang, 3 orbiculate cardinals, 1 half black dwarf angel, 1 Gray angel, pair of Percula clowns, 3 BG chromis, pair of clarkii clowns. Thats all I have now, assuming I trade off the palani the gray angel will be the only other "large" fish. I was honestly thinking of adding 4 more yellows. 8O Assuming why of course I stock up on more rock in the fuge, and the main I will increase bio load capacity. Im more worried about bio - load rather than aggression. On another forum they told me the 3 tangs would kill each other and adding another type of tang was asking for disaster. Well I no longer visit that forum and my tangs get along great. I just really think a school of yellows would be quite interesting.
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Try two more yellows. A group of 5 Yellow Tangs would be very cool indeed. I would like to try that if I had a larger tank.
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Agree, it would be cool to see how a true school would interact.
If you do it, post some picks.
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That would be cool to see indeed. I have only seen it once in a Thousand gallon tank at the LFS. I was neat. They were not that big only about 2 inches total but there was alot of them.
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Im going to do it as soon as I have a little spending money. If I can find the hawaiin yellows at my wholesaler then I can do it at once 8) He usually has the cyanide infested philipine tangs though.
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Sounds cool! Schooling tangs, what a site!
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Well theres my 3 yellows now, I am tempted to add 4 more of various sizes. These 3 are the same size, but as you can see the palani is huge. Im also going to have to think about ich as well. None of the new tangs will be QT though ive never had a problem before.
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