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Old 10-09-2014, 01:34 AM   #1
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My last Tang

Hi y'all... yes I am in Texas, I have a 165g reef tank and was wondering what y'all think a good addition to my tank would be.
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Mandarin Goby
2'' Regal Tang
2" yellow tang
4'' Australian duss Tang
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I have about 200+ lbs of liverock so i hardly ever see the Mandarin Goby.

I am trying to decide between a smaller Clown Tang, Achilles Tang, or a Black Tang

My tank is very established and I am very well equipped as far as filtration, and other behind the scenes things.

My question is basically.... What Tang will be the least aggressive towards my other tangs?

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Old 10-09-2014, 12:51 PM   #2
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IMO, Clowns are notorious bullies, so that would be off the list first. The other two are probably a toss up for aggressiveness. Achilles are notorious for low survival rates, so I'd probably go Black Tang if those were my three choices.


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Old 10-09-2014, 12:54 PM   #3
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Achilles are also super high flow tangs as they live in surge zones off of Hawaii. I'd go black tang as well just for sure rare awesomeness


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I was just worried about having two tangs in the family zebrasoma, hear the yellow tang would might be a bully to the black tang
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You end up with the same family problem with any of those three. Your Dussumieri is Acanthurus (Achiles and Clown) and your Yellow is Zebrasoma (Black). I've seen tanks with all sorts of mixes and "same family" that were okay. It works sometimes and sometimes not. Your fish's individual personality is the unknown factor.


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Old 10-09-2014, 08:14 PM   #6
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The yellow tang is generally chill, the only time he wasn't was a while ago when I tried to keep a small sailfin tang in with him
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It is how accepting the Yellow is to the Black and/or how much the Black decides it wants to go after the Yellow. You won't know until you add it and IMO, that's an expensive experiment. I've seen tanks with multiple Yellows that all got along, which goes contrary to the "by the book" approach. I've also heard of Clown Tangs that never showed signs of aggression.


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Well anyone know a fitting tang for my tank?
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If you are looking to not do "same family", you are left with any of the bristletooth tangs (Kole, Tomini, white tail, etc) or Nasos. That still is no guarantee though.


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