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Old 02-23-2007, 05:23 PM   #1
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Powder Brown Tang

I was just looking for some feed back about this fish....anyone have one out there....how is it doing? Do you like it...??

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They are an awsome looking fish. Unfortunatly they dont usually fair well in the aquarium. Very much like the powder blue, gold rim, and other similar tangs they're extremely prone to ich outbreaks and are fairly sensative overall. Don't get me wrong they can be kept, but it will be a challenge.
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It's too bad, because the Powder Blue, and Powder Brown tang's are some of the most beautiful tangs, IMO.

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I have heard that about both fish and that is why I have posed the question about others who have the fish. I have a Powder Brown and have had it for almost 2 months now. She (I call it a she) has grown and just about eats anything I put in the tank. She has adjusted well and is doing great. I had her on hold at the LFS for almost a month. I had them keep her in QT by herself for that month.

I would still like others to respond and give me their experience with either the blue or brown...

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thats good to hear you must have a very healthy tank. Just curious, what other fish are in the tank with the powder brown?? Usually that is a big factor with these fish getting sick do to stress.
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I have 1 false perc, 1 coral beauty (the 2 of them stay together the CB and the Tang) 1 lawn mower blenny and 1 magenta dottyback....I had a Royal Gramma but he decided to take a leap. I have kept my fish # very low...I've allowed the tank to mature and haven't really added much. I don't want to kill fish or coral for that matter. I've been adding coral frags over the last couple of months...a couple here and there. My biggest purchase is the Trachyphyllia I put in about 2 months ago. I've read too many threads where people have crammed stuff into their tanks spent tons of money to see it all die and then ask us to explain what they did wrong. I may have taken things to the inth degree with going slow but that's ok...My son and I love to sit and watch the tank (hes 18months).

If I could ever get the Powder Brown to sit still long enough to get a good pic I would post it.

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I have heard that about both fish and that is why I have posed the question about others who have the fish. I have a Powder Brown and have had it for almost 2 months now. She (I call it a she) has grown and just about eats anything I put in the tank. She has adjusted well and is doing great. I had her on hold at the LFS for almost a month. I had them keep her in QT by herself for that month.

I would still like others to respond and give me their experience with either the blue or brown...

Thanks as always!!!
Wow, You have a heck of a LFS if the'll do that for you.

Fish here sell soo fast, that your lucky if you can get the LFS to put one on hold, and if you do, the'll only hold them for a week. Much less keep them in QT by them self.

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I have 1 false perc, 1 coral beauty (the 2 of them stay together the CB and the Tang) 1 lawn mower blenny and 1 magenta dottyback....I had a Royal Gramma but he decided to take a leap. I have kept my fish # very low...I've allowed the tank to mature and haven't really added much. I don't want to kill fish or coral for that matter. I've been adding coral frags over the last couple of months...a couple here and there. My biggest purchase is the Trachyphyllia I put in about 2 months ago. I've read too many threads where people have crammed stuff into their tanks spent tons of money to see it all die and then ask us to explain what they did wrong. I may have taken things to the inth degree with going slow but that's ok...My son and I love to sit and watch the tank (hes 18months).

If I could ever get the Powder Brown to sit still long enough to get a good pic I would post it.
You have 3 REALLY big fish though. The Tang, CB, and Powerd Brown will all get 6+ Inches each. That's alot...

The lawn mower blenny's get pretty big too. I saw one at the LFS that made my jaw drop.

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2 big fish...the "tang" is the Powder Brown....I've never seen a CB get much bigger then 4 inches....Don't think for one second that the LFS did that for free!!!!!
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2 big fish...the "tang" is the Powder Brown....I've never seen a CB get much bigger then 4 inches....Don't think for one second that the LFS did that for free!!!!!
Ahh, I didn't think about that.. So 2, I guess that's not too bad, Depending on how big that Powder Brown grows.


Really? That's cool, everything i've read said those CB's get up to 8", As we've discussed in other threads, I've never been able to keep one long enough to find out.

I did see one at the LFS though that was about 6". He was HUGE!

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I think your strategy is a good one. Most people rush and cram their tanks full, your right about that. The less stress the better especially for the tang. Sitting in front of my tank is one of my favorite things to do also. You'd be suprised at the stuff that lives in reef tanks that you don't even know about. Its just a matter of sitting long enough to see it all.

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