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Old 11-24-2003, 08:12 PM   #1
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Pro's and Con's about Yellow Hawaiian Tang

We'd like to add some more fish eventually to our 60 gallon and I know that most tangs need 100+ gallon. I like the yellow tangs but I don't want to just rush out and get one only to find out it was a big mistake for the corals we have and also for the fish itself.

Does anyone own one of these if so how "hardy" is it really, sometimes I'm so tired of seeing that "hardy" word, nothing is hardy unless you know how to take care of it. I plan on doing more reading but your input would really sway us one way or the other.

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Just added a yellow tang in my system. He is the only fish in there now along with invertibrates. I wouldn't consider the yellow tangs as hardy as some other fish, but he's doing well so far...knock on glass, i mean wood. GL!
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Old 11-24-2003, 09:06 PM   #3
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i think they are fairly hardy, i hear the can get ick and black ick easily, there great algae grazers, and always swimming around and add bright color too your tank.
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Old 11-25-2003, 03:25 PM   #4
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The guy from my lfs told me that when they started the store, an employee made a mistake and brought the salinity to 1.035, and the only fishes that survived were two yellow tangs, so id say we can call them hardy fishes! 8)
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Old 11-25-2003, 03:29 PM   #5
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Hardy, as far as a Tang can be hardy. Tangs as a whole are susceptible to disease, however the yellow is considered a bit more resistant. It is not quite a damsel, but given good conditions and plenty of room, she should be a long lived specimen.

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Old 11-25-2003, 04:42 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone! Not sure if we are going to go the tang, we both really like the spotted cardinal so we may end up with a couple of those
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i would add this fish last !!! other wise will prob kill anything else ya add very very aggressive
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what fish the tang or the cardinal? here's the cardinal we are thinking of getting http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...d=21&pCatId=85
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the tang i had to pull mine out due to killing everything !! i rather have a biter than deal with the spikes on their tales
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i will never have one in a reef tank again just my thought
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