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Old 12-16-2012, 10:05 AM   #1
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Powder Blue Tang

I'm thinking about getting a powder blue but I'm a little cautious due to their difficulty in keeping.

I have a 4 foot reef which is approx 566 litres plus about a 100 litre sump.

Fish currently in the tank: 1 big Indian Ocean Sailfin Tang. 1 small pacific sailfin. 1 regal tang. 1 yellow tang. 1 chevron tang. 1 pink spot goby. 1 royal gramma. 1 strawberry basslet. 1 lemonpeel.

I'm hoping to keep the chevron, yellow and regal tang but the others I'm not too fussed about. Can a powder blue be kept with them?

Would be good I hear from someone that has successfully kept a powder blue.
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Your already overstocked with 5 tangs in a 4' tank. I know a person local to me who had a powder blue tang in her 6' 180g tank and it outgrew that tank.
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:57 AM   #3
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Yeah the idea is I'm going to downsize the amount of tangs but I want to know which ones will be aggressive or won't get along with the powder blue.
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:00 AM   #4
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Like he said powder blue wont work in a 4 ft tank. If one out grew a 6 ft tank 4 ft is outta the question. But i love ur whole tang tank. Id love a tank of just tangs. But they get way to big for me. Do you have pics?
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:01 AM   #5
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Il upload a picture later. I'm starting to think that sailfin I have needs a bigger tank! He's huge!
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Just a reason to go bigger lol
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I've been doing some more research on the PBT as its one of my favourite fish, Certainly my favourite Surgeonfish and many websites have slightly different opinions on tank size. This site for intance suggests you should have a tank that is larger than 75G. Another site says 120G. Well mine is almost 160G so im confused. i also know someone with a tank smaller than mine that has had one of these fish for almost a year now and it looks amazing.
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I believe tangs need long tanks bc they like to "swim swim swim" wait for a cpl more ppl to chime in
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I've been doing some more research on the PBT as its one of my favourite fish, Certainly my favourite Surgeonfish and many websites have slightly different opinions on tank size. This site for intance suggests you should have a tank that is larger than 75G. Another site says 120G. Well mine is almost 160G so im confused. i also know someone with a tank smaller than mine that has had one of these fish for almost a year now and it looks amazing.
People really have different opinions on which tank size should be the minimum for tangs. However, like the above said you have too much tangs in your tank right now. You can have a 75gal with a tang if you prefer but keep in mind the other fishes you have in there too preferably small ones like blennies/gobies etc..
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Yeah i keep reading 'lots of swimming space' but most articles are suggesting a tank larger than 100G. I currently have an Indian Ocean Sailfin that is about 10 inches and he's happy. Although i am tryign to rehome him!
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