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View Poll Results: Which Tang is the hardest to keep in captivity from the list below?
Yellow Tang 0 0%
Kole Tang 0 0%
Sailfin Tang 1 3.70%
Powder Blue Tang 5 18.52%
Hippo Tang 6 22.22%
Purple Tang 0 0%
Lavender Tang 1 3.70%
Arcillies Tang 13 48.15%
Naso Tang 1 3.70%
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Old 10-11-2005, 12:39 PM   #1
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Poll: Hardest to Keep Surgeonfish

I thought it would be interesting to see which tangs people find hard to keep.
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Old 10-11-2005, 01:36 PM   #2
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Although it's spelled incorrectly, the Achilles tang is known to have a VERY poor survival rate in home aquariums. I have not had one personally, but from what I have read it is the hardest to keep.

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me too I gave it up though to a larger tank
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Of the more difficult ones are the Achilles, the Clown and the Powder Blue.
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Of the more difficult ones are the Achilles, the Clown
That gest my vote as well...

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Archilles gets my vote.. poor buddies, out of all the fishthat should be left alone, these guys are definately on top of the list..
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I agree about the Achillies but I voted for the Powder Blue which I had very poor results
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Old 10-12-2005, 04:29 PM   #8
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Achillies are very hard fish to keep, maybe even right under the Moorish Idol. Same with Powder Blue tangs as they often dont make it in captivity either. I dont understand why people seek out to keep these fish that never seem to thrive when there are some many great looking tangs out there that are easy keepers.

The Yellow tang, sailfin tang, and many others are not hard to keep and do well in captivity.
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I said the Hippo just because they are ick magnets and every one I see in a pet store (except the small ones) are discolored. Anyone know why this is?
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Well looks like the arcillies tang is the clear winner. I voted for it since in my expierence it has proven very hard to keep. I would have assumed the Powder Blue would have scored a higer overall percentage since they are percieved by some to be very difficult keepers.
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